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NOT TRUE! The Beatles Appearance on Ed Sullivan and NYC Crime

In this special "The Internet Says it's NOT True" episode, we talk about a dubious claim about The Beatles: That when they made their renowned appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964, crime was virtually non-existent in NYC for one hour. We talk about the appearance and get to the bottom of the claim.
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The Beatles, Ed Sullivan, and five songs that changed American music forever

On February 9, 1964, The Beatles stepped onto the stage at CBS Studio 50 in New York City to open an episode of The Ed Sullivan Show. To an accompaniment of ear-splitting screams, the band made their US TV debut watched by a record-breaking 73 million households – an estimated 40% of the US population. The band opened and closed the hour-long show with five songs: All My Loving, Till There Was You and She Loves You during their first set, and I Saw Her Standing There and I Want to Hold Your Hand during the second.
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It started with Ed Sullivan: Rare photos of the Beatles US invasion in 1964

The Feb. 9, 1964, Post-Dispatch listed the following in its TV guide for that Sunday night: 7:00: Ed Sullivan: The Beatles of London, Georgia Brown, Tessie O'Shea and Frank Gorshen. Television, music and pop culture would never be the same. Here's a look back at the Beatles' American invasions. See...


Stuart, Fl. ( – Return to those glory days of television when we were all glued to our TV sets every Sunday evening when none other than the Toast of the Town, Ed Sullivan, appeared on CBS stations around the country filling the airwaves with variety showcase performances, from opera to Rock n Roll, and from comedy to thrilling acrobatics.

Jay Leno Will Play Ed Sullivan in Beatles Manager Biopic 'Midas Man'

Keeping it in the hosting family, Jay Leno has signed on to play Ed Sullivan in Midas Man, the in-the-works film centered around Beatles manager Brian Epstein, Deadline reports. This will be an extra special role for the ex-Tonight Show host as his appearances in film and TV are few and far between when he is not playing himself. While Leno hasn’t performed as a character in a larger role since the 90s, he has lent his vocal talents to several animated characters such as The Fairly OddParents' The Crimson Chin. Leno has also held a few smaller roles in non-animated productions including ABC’s Last Man Standing.

Jay Leno to Take on Role of Ed Sullivan in New Biopic Film

He’s starring as one of his predecessors Ed Sullivan in “Midas Man,” a biopic about the life of the Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. Leno plays Sullivan who introduced the Beatles to America on the Ed Sullivan show in the 60s. Leno hasn’t acted in a movie since 2017, though he has had roles in shows like Last Man Standing and has done animated voice work.

Jay Leno to play Ed Sullivan in Brian Epstein Beatles biopic

Jay Leno has been cast as Ed Sullivan in the forthcoming Brian Epstein biopic Midas Man. Marking the actor and Tonight Show host’s first feature film appearance as a character since the ’90s, Leno will play the late Ed Sullivan Show host in the new Beatles film according to Deadline.

Jay Leno Cast As Ed Sullivan in Brian Epstein Biopic

Jay Leno has been added to the cast of Midas Man, the upcoming biopic about Beatles manager Brian Epstein, where he will play Ed Sullivan. This casting news was reported by Deadline, who noted Leno has few live-action acting credits to his name and has primarily done animation voice work. Of course, Leno is best known for hosting The Tonight Show, so that decision for him to play another iconic host is an interesting move.

Jay Leno to play Ed Sullivan in Midas Man

Jay Leno is to play Ed Sullivan in 'Midas Man' – the new film about Beatles manager Brian Epstein. The former 'Tonight Show' host will make a rare movie appearance as another celebrated TV personality. It will mark the first time Jay has appeared in a live-action film as a character other than himself since the 1990s.