The Beatles first appearance on “Ed Sullivan” was February 9th 1964. An estimated 73 million viewers watched at the time, a record for American television. The Beatles appearing on Ed was a millstone in America and the beginning of the British Invasion in music. During The Beatles performance there was no reported crimes. George Harrison joked “even the criminals had a rest for ten minutes” The Ed Sullivan showed made The Beatles mark into the world, and as they say…. “the rest is history.