{Timeless Style} Beatlemania!

“Doesn’t it seem like just “yesterday” that the Beatles played their first U.S. concert? In fact, they made their U.S. debut on February 11, 1964, at the Washington Coliseum in front of approximately 8,000 fans. It was just two days after they premiered on the Ed Sullivan show. The day after the concert, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson said to the British Prime Minister about the Beatles: “I like your advance guard. But don’t you think they need haircuts?”

“A family friend had given my teenage daughter, an avid fan of the Beatles, an old book about the band. She found it while cleaning out her attic. Tucked inside the old book was this 8X10 photo! Curious about the photo, I zoomed in on the officer’s (in the photo) arm patch, it said “Washington,” which was when I realized this photo was from their first U.S. show!” -FOF Shelagh Duffett.

Set List from the Beatles’ First U.S. Show
via PopHistoryDig

Washington, D.C.
February 1964

Roll Over Beethoven
From Me to You
I Saw Her Standing There
This Boy
All My Loving
I Wanna Be Your Man
Please Please Me
Till There Was You
She Loves You
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Twist and Shout
Long Tall Sally

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2 Responses to “{Timeless Style} Beatlemania!”

  1. Susan Whelan says:

    Ah, that brings back memories! Getting on the schoolbus with our little transistor radios blaring “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” and thinking George Harrison was just the ultimate.

  2. sherie says:

    wow! i am an old beatles fan…thanks for sharing the great photo! what a wonderful surprise to find it in the book!


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