Hollywood celebrated the 50th. anniversary
of the day The Beatles first came to the US,
making their first live television appearance
on the Ed Sullivan show at studio 50 in New
York on February 9, 1964,
Approximately 73 million viewers tuned in
breaking television viewing records and making
music history not to mention fashion history.
Beatlemania began when the first chord to “All
My Lovin” was played, followed by “Till There
Was You” and “She Loves You”.
“A lot of people’s fathers had wanted to turn us off.
They told their kids, ‘Don’t be fooled, they’re wearing
wigs. But a lot of mothers and children made them
keep it on.”. – Paul McCartney
The celebration in Hollywood took place
at Capitol Records. Special guest was
Ed Sullivan impersonator Michael Sherman.
Special guest at the ceremony was Tim
Piper, world famous John Lennon impersonator
who performed his song “The Shot Heard Round
The World”. Tim performed with his brother Greg
and friends Donald Butler and Morley Bartnoff.
Tim and Greg Piper
Other terrific musicians who played at the ceremony
were Ye Olde Beetles, Jason Berk, Zane Suarez, Zeus
and Tee-M from Pakistan.
Ye Olde Beetles
Chris Carter, host of the longest running Beatles show
Breakfast with the Beatles, and official cake cutter was
on hand to celebrate and chat with fans.
Chris also gave away passes to Ringo’s exibit at the
Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
This was the youngest fan at the celebration. Her
name is Sage, she won a slice of toast from Ed
Sullivan for answering the a trivia question. The
question was, what was The Ed Sullivan Show
called before it was called The Ed Sullivan Show?
Some of the decorations that fans left at The Beatles
Walk of Fame stars in front of Capitol Records and a
Cool poster that a fan made.
And a few extra pictures.
Tim Piper, Jerry Rubin, Joel Cohen and Sal Gomez
Tim Piper, Donald Butler and Greg Piper
Tim Piper taking pictures with fans
This billboard was on Argyle, behind the Capitol Tower