The Beatlemania Tribute Band would recapture The Beatles’ first concert in America after 50 years on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. This is in celebration of the 50th year of The Beatles in America.
Beatlemania will sing the same set of songs that The Beatles sang in that historic concert, and in the same venue. It can be recalled that it was not easy for the American music lovers to welcome their kind of music.
When popular TV host, Ed Sullivan, first introduced them to the USA on his show on February 9, 1964, things started rolling, though. On that night, the Fab Four played 5 songs: “I Saw Her Standing There,” “All My Loving,” “She Loves You,” “Till There Was You,” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”
It was also Ed Sullivan who, paved the way for the success of one of history’s greatest pop star, Elvis Presley.
After they guested three times on the Ed Sullivan Show, radio stations started playing their songs, and eventually, America got infected by the Beatlemania, which has primarily originated from Britain. The band was composed of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon. They band disbanded in 1970.
John Lennon was shot in 1980 in New York City; he was 40. George Harrison died in 2001, as well, at the age of 58, leaving only two members alive. Presently, Paul McCartney, who is now 71, continues to pursue his passion for singing successfully as a solo artist, originally with the Wings band.
Ringo Starr, 73, has also pursued his solo music career successfully. In January 2014, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney reunited and performed at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.