The Beatles: 50th Anniversary of the British Invasion

On February 7, 1964, one of the most famous and historical bands arrived in America at Kennedy Airport, known as The Beatles.  From this day forward, music and fame would never be the same.

 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated this momentous occasion of The Beatles fiftieth anniversary that was on February 7, 2014, by creating a brand new Beatles exhibit in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Museum has also unveiled John Kennan ’s Rickenbacker electric guitar that he purchased to play during The Beatles second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, broadcast live from the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach on February 16, 1964.

During the day CNN showed the first U.S.visit continuously throughout the day. The film documents their two-week trip to the U.S. in February of 1964, featuring two full Ed Sullivan performances.

The band’s first album Capitol was released on January 20, 1964. The Beatles U.S. albums differed from the band’s U.K. albums, including different track lists, song mixes, album titles and art. After a short presentation by Rock Hall educators about the record, the public got a chance to listen to the album on the state of the art sound system in the museum’s Foster Theater.

They then gave the opportunity to families  to learn about the instrumentation of a rock band, discovering the low notes of the bass guitar and the pounding rhythms of the drums, learn the melodies of the guitars, keyboards and more. By learning how musicians arrange the various instruments of a band, children discover how the different parts of classic rock and roll songs are created.

In honor of The Beatles fiftieth anniversary, CNN presented a showing of many award winning singers to preform some of The Beatles best hit songs. Some of these singers included Brad Pasiley and Pharell. They got the chance to sing ‘Here Comes the Sun’. The show was broadcasted all over the United States and some cities in England.

Jorge Olan said that, “the show was amazing” and he really loves The Beatles. His favorite song is ‘Yellow Submarine’.