The 60th Anniversary of the Beatles' First Appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show
60 years ago, the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time. 38% of the entire U.S. population tuned in that night, February 9, 1964, to see this new British musical phenomenon. Among them were Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Billy Joel, Gene Simmons, Chrissie Hynde, Geddy Lee, Richie Sambora, and Joe Perry who all identified this night as the moment they knew what they wanted to do for the rest of their lives. Randy Renaud has the story of this monumental moment on the Chronicles of Rock.