updated 02/06/2014 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/07/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET
Feb. 9 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and with it, the beginning of “Beatlemania.” To commemorate, here are some intimate pictures of the group on their 1964 tour, which included the now-legendary TV appearance – plus, some required reading for Beatles fans.
George Harrison fans would be well advised to check out Living in the Material World, the exhaustively thorough book and documentary about Harrison by his wife, Olivia, and Martin Scorsese.
If you’re feeling particularly nostalgic for John Lennon, you can still purchase John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes, an amazingly detailed interactive app that explores Lennon’s 1980 trip to Bermuda with son Sean.
And finally, you should purchase Ringo Starr’s Octopus’s Garden for the youngster (or young-at-heart Beatles fan) in your life. Starr has turned his classic song into a children’s book, which comes complete with a recording of Starr reading the book.
These photos were provided by mptv, a photography agency founded by legendary Golden Era photographer Sid Avery to help Silver Screen photographers manage their images. This year marks mptv’s 25th anniversary, making it one of Hollywood’s oldest agencies.
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