This is a free Museum lecture in partnership with and given at the Bowie Branch, Prince Georges County Memorial Library System.
Saturday, February 15
15210 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD
In February 1964 The Beatles appeared on three consecutive Ed Sullivan shows, singing such songs as I Want To Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, Twist and Shout, among others, and America went wild.
As part of the library’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ appearance on American television, Museum Director and Curator Brian Belanger will talk about Toast of the Town–the Ed Sullivan television program on which the famous singing group began to capture the attention of Americans.
Following Brian’s talk, students from the Woodstream Academy will reform the Fab Four and perform many of the same songs that Americans listened to when the Beatles paved the way for The Rolling Stones, The Animals, Herman’s Hermits and many more. As this “Invasion” unfolded over the remainder of the 1960s, both the United States and the world of music would never again be the same. Please be sure to attend this 50th Anniversary program and relive, for the first time all over again, the Beatles’ appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show.