Rare Beatles performance footage comes online

By Andrew Wilson,

For the first time, footage of rare Beatles performances have been posted online in anticipation of their 50th anniversary of coming to America.

Rolling Stone dug in the archives and posted snippets of footage from The Beatles playing “I Want to Hold Your Hand” from the historic Ed Sullivan Show on Feb. 9, 1964, as well as “This Boy” from a taping in Miami on Feb. 16.

There is also footage of The Beatles performing “Twist and Shout” at their first ever U.S. show at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 11.

The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles marks the anniversary of The Beatles American debut on The Ed Sullivan show, which is set to air exactly 50 years to the date and time on CBS. The Late Show with David Letterman, which is taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theater, will feature the surviving members of The Fab Four, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, next week on the show. Musical guests during this week will include Sting, Broken Bells and Lenny Kravitz, who will be performing their favorite Beatles tunes ahead of the anniversary.

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