5 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT THE BEATLES ON ED SULLIVAN

BRITISH ROCK AND ROLL GROUP BAND MEMBERS SINGER SONGWRITER MUSICIAN STAGE CONFERRING U.S. TOUR TV HOST GUITAR CIGARETTE BRACELET

The Beatles were paid $10,000.

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Beatles manager Brian Epstein brilliantly bargained to have his boys play three episodes of Sullivan, and to perform as the headliner, unlike most musical acts that come later in the show. For the added exposure, he knocked down the price. Still, $10,000 is about $76,000 in today’s cash. Not bad.

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5 thoughts on “5 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT THE BEATLES ON ED SULLIVAN

  1. that was the second most viewed TV thing to be viewed by people, beside the Elvis aloha from Hawaii concert in 1973.

    1. I agree with you, when it was said, it was a joke. If it wasn’t for Ringo Starr, no one would care about the drumming. He could just drum the song and you would know which song it was, he’s that good. Has his own style, by being left handed and I love it.

    1. I have heard so many drummers say Ringo is why they drum. I love his style, he said he plays left handed on a right handed kit and it just sounds great. I think Fennon or Faul said that as a joke. Ringo is for real.

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