The day was February 9, 1964, and it was the day that The Beatles first performed live on the Ed Sullivan Show. With a very simple introduction “Ladies and Gentleman, The Beatles. Let’s bring them on”, Sullivan introduced a TV audience to the most influential rock band in history and helped hype in the USA what had already become known throughout the world as “Beatlemania”. For many in the era, The Beatles appearance on Ed Sullivan was a defining life moment, and it most certainly symbolized the start of what later became known in rock circles as the “British Invasion”.