Beetlemania is back in style in NYC with tribute concerts and FREE exhibits. It was 50 years ago today – Feb. 7, 1964 – when four musicians from Liverpool arrived in New York to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show and give a concert at Shea Stadium.
Ed Sullivan introduced them to the national TV audience with the memorable lines ‘Ladies and Gentlemen The Beatles!’, which also is the title of a FREE exhibit of rare photos and other artifacts, programs and film screenings featuring the Fab Four at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center.
Read my article on ecoXlorer about my recent visit to the Beetle Museum and other sites and attractions in the hometown of the Fab Four.
The exhibit is open today through May 10, 2014, so it might be a good idea to wait a few days when it is less crowded. Exhibit website. Open Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., until 8 p.m. Mon. and Thurs.
CBS is airing a tribute show on Sunday, Feb. 9, featuring the two surviving Beetles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, plus a long list of performers including th Eyrythmics.