beatles1Yesterday … a Beatles tribute band will perform Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Historic Downtown Sanford. That same night the Black Swan is hosting a Beatles tribute party.

Why all the fuss about the lads from Liverpool? Because Feb. 9 marks the 45th anniversary of The Beatles first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. The Nielsen ratings for the show indicated 45 percent of the U.S. — some 73 million people — watched the band make their American debut.

The Beatles played five songs on that show, including:

  1. “All My Loving”
  2. “Till There Was You”
  3. “She Loves You”
  4. “I Saw Her Standing There”
  5. “I Want to Hold Your Hand”

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