The musical magic from a band of four Englishmen started more than 50 years ago.
But as their 50th anniversary on the “Ed Sullivan Show” in New York City looms, fans with Beatle-mania across the world are celebrating and remembering the fantastic four.
When George, Paul, John and Ringo took the stage at “The Ed Sullivan Show” back on Feb. 9, 1964, they played for an audience of 73-million viewers. For people across the country, that moment defined their generation and the music that would follow.
From breakups to breaking ground and even death, the music of the Beatles has lasted for generations. With hits like “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Hey Jude”, and dozens more, the Beatles are still celebrated for their musical innovations.
The Des Moines Register reported on the impact of the Beatles in America, music and even Iowa. Check out the Des Moines Register special report on the Beatles and their 50th anniversary of the memorable night they played the “Ed Sullivan Show”.