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The Beatles invade America in 1964

Fifty years after their original publication, the AP is making these reports available to subscribers.
'Music anthropologist' to headline bluegrass fest

North Carolina-based David Holt might be the only bluegrass-Americana artist whose recording got knocked off the music charts by The Beatles.
Like a dream

...with the shooting of President John F. Kennedy only weeks before. Suddenly, there they were - happily chanting I Want To Hold Your Hand. It helped get us moving again. Just five days later, the song hit the No. 1 spot on the nation's rock music...
Debra Messing wins best comedy series actress at Emmys

...Programming Single or Multicamera: "Journeys With George," HBO. Hairstyling for a Series: "American Dreams: I Want to Hold Your Hand," NBC. Hairstyling for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: "Door to Door," TNT. Lighting Direction (Electronic...
Fans wonder why music industry is killing off the single

...time you entered a music store, chances are it was because there was one song you had to have. Maybe it was "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles, or Marvin Gaye's "I Heard it Through the Grapevine." Perhaps you obsessed over "Night...
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A look at the 20th Century: 1963

In the first month of 1963, Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace delivered his now-famous inaugural speech in which he pledged ``segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.'' But his promise would not hold. By year's end, the civil rights movement would make significant strides.
Music By Turner: Latest Beatles releases should please please from me to you

...upgraded issues of their singles and albums.Most folks in the U.S. first heard The Beatles via their infectious I Want to Hold Your Hand single (the only song the Fabs played on all three of their February 1964 Ed Sullivan performances), but Hand...
Memories of the Beatles' US television debut

The Beatles made their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," America's must-see weekly variety show, on Feb. 9, 1964. And officially kicked off Beatlemania on this side of the pond.
Beatlemania: A moment in time never to be repeated

...campus to watch the show.Fans' interest had been stoked expertly thanks to their recent hits, including "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and a promotional campaign that included mop-top wigs."Everybody was waiting for it," Ehrlich said...
Ed Sullivan Beatles' item headed to NYC auction

NEW YORK - A large piece of stage backdrop autographed by the Beatles during their first live U.S. concert 50 years ago is headed to auction, where it could draw $800,000 to $1 million.