Friday, February 11, 2011

Today in Beatles history

Days after their historic appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Beatles travelled to Washington, D.C. where they played their first proper concert in America; it was at the Washington Coliseum. Read more here.

Before the concert, the group gave a light and jubilant press interview in the cavernous Washington Coliseum, located adjacent to the Union Station rail yards. When asked what they thought of then-President Lyndon Johnson, Ringo Starr quipped: "We don't know. We've never met the man... (pause) Does he buy our records?"

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