Tuesday, February 17, 2009
MEET THE BEATLES - THE FAB FOUR'S EARLY TV APPEARANCES- FROM CBS-TV & BBC-TV-CIRCA 1964
This month,as we mark 45 years since The Beatles made their , historic, seismic, debut performance on CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show (2/9/64), a Sunday night television tradition for millions of American families, we are reminded that the Fab Four had already been video visitors in homes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
The long-haired lads had been previously been interviewed on film in Liverpool for a piece that aired 1/3/64 on NBC-TV's Jack Paar Show.
KINESCOPE HD has unearthed two vintage video clips of the rock rebels making some of their earliest television appearances.
First, legendary CBS News correspondent Alexander Kendrick,who covered World War Two in Europe with Edward R. Murrow, profiled Beatle-Mania and the Mod movement erupting along the banks of Liverpool's Mersey river for American news viewers.His story first aired on 12/7/63, it is from CBSNews.com and Pure Smokey's You Tube site.
In the UK , the Beatles often appeared as special guests on the BBC's Ready Steady Go!, which was the British equivalent of American Bandstand, Here ,in a 1964 clip, host Keith Fordyce welcomes John, Paul, George and Ringo for a Friday afternoon performance at Studio 9 in King's Way, London. The clip comes from the IRNY G, You Tube site. Enjoy!!!!!