Historic All Beatles Edition for a truly amazing day...

Beatle Rendezvous
At a London restaurant, Oct. 1963. (Keystone/Getty Images)

2/9/1964 (53 years ago today) - The show had received over 50,000 applications for the 728 seats in the TV studio!: The Beatles make their U.S. live debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" -- They perform twice, opening with "All My Loving", followed by Paul singing "Till There Was You" and then "She Loves You"; the broadcast ends with "I Saw Her Standing There" and current No. 1 single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" -- The show is watched by an estimated 73 million people -- Life on Planet Earth is changed forevermore...

2/9/1967 (50 years ago today) - It was the first Beatles single not to make No. 1 in the U.K. since 1963: The videos for their latest release "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" are shown on BBC-TV's "Top Of The Pops" -- File under "You've got to be kidding me!": this double-A sided piece of cultural history was kept out of the top spot on the chart by Englebert Humperdinck's "Release Me" -- Somewhere, somebody is sucking Satan's p-----r.

2/9/1972 (45 years ago today) - The name of the band was Wings -- their lead singer was ex-Beatle Paul McCartney -- this evening they play the first night of a U.K. college tour in the town of Nottingham, but only after getting permission from the school's social secretaries because the group arrived unannounced and without invitation ("Hey, can we perform here this evening?") -- the band's intended first stop was the school at Ashley-de-la-Zouch, who refused to let them perform -- opening act for the "tour"' was now-legendary Brit-pub-rock-cult-faves Brinsley Schwarz, featuring Nick Lowe!

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