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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 10:37am
CNN — 50 years ago Friday, The Beatles arrived in America on February 7, 1964, two days ore their iconic performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
That of course launched them to super stardom and made them among the most-successful rock bands of all time.
When they came to the u-s for the first time, their hit "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was already at the top of the charts. At that time, most Americans didn't know anything about the band, the TV appearance changed all that.
73 million Americans watched The Ed Sullivan Show that Sunday night, more than a third of all Americans, and one of the biggest U.S. TV audiences ever.