TOTD 2018-1-3: The British Invasion – After Action Report

We all know of the Feb. 9, 1964, “The Ed Sullivan Show” appearance by the Beatles in a trip that symbolizes the start of the British Invasion. However, the group technically made their American talk/variety show debut a month earlier on January 3rd’s “The Jack Paar Show.”

Paar purchased BBC concert footage and gave a comedic commentary. The episode doubled Paar’s normal rating and supercharged interest in the Beatles in advance of their Sullivan appearance.... [Read More]

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