1964 – In the wake of last night’s appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the Beatles have become overnight sensations. Elvis Presley sends them a telegram of congratulations and the Fab Four hold a press conference at New York’s Plaza Hotel.
1964 – The Beatles make their American TV debut live on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
1964 – appearing on the first night of a UK tour at the Regal, Edmonton, John Leyton, Mike Berry, The Innocents, Jet Harris, Don Spencer, The Leroys and The Rolling Stones.
1964 – On their first full day in New York, The Beatles (minus George who had a sore throat), went for a photo-opportunity walk around Central Park. Extra police were called in to keep fans away. Later in the day The Ronettes interviewed the band for radio. Pictured with George.
1964 – The Beatles land at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and are greeted by thousands of new fans.
1964 – Born on this day, Sally Still, bass, Furniture, (1986 UK No.21 single ‘Brilliant Mind’).
1964 – Born on this day, Duff McKagan, bass, Guns N’ Roses, (1998 US No.1 & 1989 UK No.6 single ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’). Velvet Revolver (2004 US No.1 & UK No.11 album ‘Contraband’). Michael Andrew “Duff” McKagan (born February 5, 1964), is an American musician who is best known for his thirteen-year tenure in […]
1964 – Born on this day, Charlie Heather, drums, The Levellers, (1995 UK No.12 single ‘Just The One’).
1964 – The governor of Indiana declares the Kingsmen’s hit “Louie Louie” to be pornographic and asks the state’s radio stations not to play it.
1964 – The Beatles started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, the first US No.1 by a UK act since The Tornadoes ‘Telstar’ in 1962 and the first of three consecutive No.1’s from the group.