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.
The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, 1964
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.
John Lennon and George Harrison in 1964
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.