Freitag, Februar 07, 2014

Vor 50 Jahren-Die Beatles erobern Amerika-7-21.Februar 1964

Am 7. Februar 1964 treffen die Beatles in den USA ein – sie bleiben dort bis zum 21. Februar. Sie werden von 5.000 kreischenden Fans auf dem John F. Kennedy International Airport begrüßt.

Jeder Schritt der Beatles wird von Reportern, Fotografen und Fernsehteams verfolgt.

Mit dabei ein Kamerateam, das eine Dokumentation über den Besuch der Beatles in Amerika filmt.

Diese Dokumentation wird am 12. Februar in England unter dem Titel "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Beatles in New York" gezeigt.

Die amerikanische Beatles Merchandising Firma Seltaeb wird von Lizenzanfragen, um Beatles Produkte vermarkten zu dürfen, geradezu überschwemmt.

Das Beatles-Fieber hat auch die USA erreicht.

(Flensburg Online)

Feb.9: Ed Sullivan Show, New York City, New York: The Beatles perform live in front of 728 audience members on the Ed Sullivan Show. An estimated 73 million people watched this show on TV making it one of the highest rated TV shows of all time. They appeared twice on the show, the first half of the show singing All My Loving, 'Till There Was You, and She Loves You; the second half saw the Beatles rip into I Saw Her Standing There and I Want To Hold Your Hand. During rehearsals, a third show was taped for broadcast on Feb. 23, two days after the Beatles have left for England.
Feb.11: Washington Coliseum Washington D.C.: The Beatles first live concert appearance took place at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C. The Beatles traveled down by train from New York to Washington D.C and were driven to the Shoreham Hotel. The Beatles took the stage at the Coliseum at 8:31 p.m following two other acts, Tommy Roe and the Chiffons. The Beatles performed Roll Over Beethoven, From Me To You, I Saw Her Standing There, This Boy, All My Loving, I Wanna Be Your Man, Please Please Me, 'Till There Was You, She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Twist and Shout, and Long Tall Sally. The concert was filmed by CBS for a special closed circuit presentation to be screened at movie theaters on March 14 and 15.
Feb. 12: Carnegie Hall New York City, New York: The Beatles arrived by train from Washington D.C back to New York to perform two shows at Carnegie Hall. Upon arrival, the Beatles showered and changed before going on to Carnegie Hall for the two 30 minute shows. One show took place at 7:45 p.m., with the other show taking place at 11:15 p.m. Attendance at this concert was 2,900 Beatles fans for each show, with 300 extra seats available for adults. Promoter Sid Bernstien and New York disc jockey Murray the K emceed the show (See Washington Coliseum for list of songs performed at Carnegie Hall).
Feb. 16: Ed Sullivan Show Deauville Hotel Miami Florida: Miami was the site of the second Ed Sullivan Show, to be broadcast from the Deauville Hotel. The Beatles left New York by plane this time on Feb. 13th and landed at Miami International Airport at 4:00 p.m. They checked into the Deauville Hotel, with John and wife Cynthia sharing one room , and Paul with Ringo in another (George was disgruntled because he had to share a room with disc jockey Murray the K). On Saturday, Feb.15, the Beatles rehearsed before a live audience, with the Beatles performing on The Ed Sullivan Show on Feb. 16 in front of 3,200 people. They performed She Loves You, This Boy, All My Loving, I Saw Her Standing There, From Me To You, and I Want To Hold Your Hand. The Beatles remained in Miami for a week during which time they met up with Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), and also enjoyed home cooking from one of the policemen and his wife. The Beatles flew back to England at 5:18 p.m on February 21, 1964.