The Beatles First Visit to the USA – 1964

The Beatles made it across the Atlantic in 1964 to play before their adoring, screaming fans in the USA — including, famously, performances on The Ed Sullivan Show that mark, for many people, the true beginning of rock and roll’s British Invasion.

Here, then, a short, fond selection of pictures from 1964, when a quartet of mop-topped Brits landed on America’s shores, plugged in their amps, and changed the world forever.

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Alex Browne studied History at Kings College London and is an Assistant Editor at Made From History. He specializes in post-war history in the USA and Central America.