History can be changed or made in an instant. On Oct. 31, 1963, American TV hos…
Written by megarock on October 31, 2018
History can be changed or made in an instant.
On Oct. 31, 1963, American TV host Ed Sullivan was at London's Heathrow Airport, waiting for his flight home. He saw something that got his interest. The Beatles where returning from a tour of Sweden at the time he was at the airport. There were about 50,000 screaming fans waiting for them.
"Who are those guys?" he asked a bystander, who told him they were "England's foremost singing group." Having never heard them, Sullivan nevertheless immediately contacts manager Brian Epstein to book the band for three appearances on his CBS show early in 1964.
It makes us wonder if things would have worked out the same if Ed wasn't there that day.
55 years ago today, Ed Sullivan found out about The Beatles.
(We are not sure if the attached picture is from this date, but it give a good reference for the post. And yes, we know The Beatles had had some other US press coverage prior to this, but this was a game changer)