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October 31, 1963: Ed Sullivan Sees Beatlemania

U.S. television variety show host Ed Sullivan and his wife were on their way home from a European talent scouting trip, changing planes at London’s Heathrow Airport. The Beatles were arriving back from a tour of Sweden. They were greeted by hundreds of screaming teenage girls and a crowd of journalists. Sullivan saw the commotion.

Beatlemania Returns! The Beatles’ Pinball Machine

Just in time for the 2018 holiday season… Stern Pinball has announced what it describes as a “one-of-a-kind,” limited edition Beatles pinball machine. Only 1964 units will be produced in recognition of the year in which Beatlemania began “when Ed Sullivan introduced America to four young mop-topped musicians from Liverpool, England.”

10 Standout Beatles Guitar Solos

The Beatles are rarely hailed as a band known for parceling out one all-timer of a guitar solo after another, but nearly any Beatles buff grapples with the pleasing task of sorting out which solos stand apart from the rest, such was the sheer volume of worthy exemplars. Here are 10 that make a worthy…

The Beatles "Mad Day Out" Photo Session

In the summer of '68 The Beatles were in the midst of recording 'The Beatles' (The White Album). To produce a new set of more contemporary publicity images, Don McCullin, predominantly a photographer of war zones, was commissioned for a day-long shoot around various locations in London.