Feb 9, 1964. British pop phenomenon The Beatles began the “British Invasion” of America with their appearance on America’s top television variety show. They performed five songs before a screaming studio audience of 728. The estimated viewership for that night’s show was 73 million people— making it the most-viewed US TV program in history up to that time.
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