50 years of Beatlemania

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">Ed Sullivan, center, stands with The Beatles during a rehearsal for the British group&#39;s first American appearance, on the &#34;Ed Sullivan Show,&#34; in New York on Feb. 9, 1964. From left: Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Sullivan, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The rock &#39;n&#39; roll band known as &#34;The Fab Four&#34; was seen by 70 million viewers. &#34;Beatlemania&#34; swept the charts with twenty No. 1 hits and more than 100 million records sold. The Beatles broke up in 1970. &#40;AP Photo&#41;  </span></div>
February 9, 2014 5:01:58 AM PST