Do you remember what you were doing on Sunday Evening, February 9th, 1964? If you weren't born yet, read on for rock-n-roll history.

I remember because it was a family tradition to watch the Ed Sullivan Show on CBS. That evening, we were to see many acts hosted by Ed. One act was about to make their live debut in the United States.

That band was The Beatles. I thnk it was at that time, I became a fan of rock-n-roll and pop music. Previously, the music of choice around the house was Country and Western, like Johhny Cash, Roy Acuff, and Tex Ritter to name a few. Of course, they were all legends in the world of music.

The Beatles belted out five tunes as best they could, including their number one hit I Want To Hold Your Hand. What a great song. During their performance on the Ed Sullivan Show, it was hard to hear those songs over the screaming audience, but I don't think anyone really cared. About 73 million people watched The Beatles perform that night.

For this week's Throwback Thursday here's a video of The Beatles performing I Want To Hold Your Hand on Sunday, February 9th, 1964. Enjoy!


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