The Beatles fourth and final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on 14th August, 1965. The top three photos are from the rehearsal on the same day and the bottom three from the performance. The Beatles played a dress rehearsal performance in the afternoon to an audience of 700 and then the actual show was recorded at 8:30pm that evening.
It was so exciting. On the plane, flying in to the airport, I felt as though there was a big octopus with tentacles that were grabbing the plane and dragging us down into New York. America was the best. It was a dream, coming from Liverpool.
” - Ringo Starr