Friday, November 14, 2014

"The Ed Sullivan Show" in '65

The Beatles taped a performance at CBS Studio 50 in New York City on August 14 1965. This show would be the premiere show of the series once it aired almost a month later on September 12 1965. The show featured the same tracks as the "Blackpool Night Out" performance. In fact, it is exactly the same line up of tunes: "I Feel Fine", "I'm Down", "Act Naturally", "Ticket To Ride", "Yesterday" and "Help!"
Two days after the performance, the single "Yesterday /Act Naturally" was released in North America. This means that both tunes were heard for the first time by a North American audience during the television performance.
This show can be seen on the commercial DVD of the Ed Sullivan performances released by Sofa Entertainment, but early audio of the show is available on the bootleg vinyl: "Peace of Mind" and "The Beatles Conquer America".
Here's a link to the video:

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