The Beatles kicked off The British Invasion with a series of releases and TV appearances. This is the story of a whirlwind few months.
“Elvis on 'Ed Sullivan' was the original Big Bang of rock ‘n roll,” said Andrew Solt, CEO of SOFA Entertainment.
Bartholomew helped shape the sound of R&B with his recording, writing and production for so many Crescent City artists.
The group played up their moptop looks and echoed the Liverpool quartet's famous appearance on the show hosted by Sullivan himself in 1964.
‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ was the most important TV show for bands hoping to break America. The Rolling Stones played it for the first time on 25 October 1964.
A series of high-definition DVDs of Elvis Presley, The Beatles and The Supremes legendary 'Ed Sullivan Show' performances are set for release in May.
The 2 February, 1957 edition of The Perry Como Show featured actors Peter Lawford, Tab Hunter, singers Polly Bergen and the Four Lads...and Fats Domino.
On the 9 May, the Beatles incredible run of chart-topping singles came to an end, and the man to replace them was none other than Satchmo, Louis Armstrong.