They briefly called themselves the Blackjacks, before changing their name to the Quarrymen after discovering that a respected local group was already using the other name. The fifteen-year-old auditioned for Lennon, impressing him with his playing, but Lennon initially thought Harrison was too young for the band. After a month of Harrison's persistence, during a second meeting arranged by McCartneyhe performed the lead guitar part of the instrumental song " Raunchy " on the upper deck of a Liverpool bus,  and they enlisted him as their lead guitarist. By early July, they had refashioned themselves as the Silver Beatles, and by the middle of August shortened the name to The Beatles.
The Beatles in a session with Ed Sullivan prior to their February 9th, show. The Beatles became a sensation in the U. However, before that, the Beatles had honed their craft playing in nightclubs and other gigs dating to the late s. In Hamburg, Germany, and Liverpool, England, from about on, they worked hard and steadily in nightclubs, putting in long hours, improving their stage act, increasing their range of music, and writing their own songs.
They were a cover band as well, as most English rock bands then were. By latethey were playing to packed houses at the Cavern nightclub in Liverpool, England where they were discovered by their manager-to-be Brian Epstein in November By Mayafter being rejected by a number of U.
Duringtheir songs began hitting the British Melody Maker music chart and others. Within four weeks it would be the No. From then on, there came a string of No. That perspective would soon change. Brian Epstein, who discovered the Beatles and became their manager, also negotiated early business deals and arranged for publicity.
This film clip is later sent to New York.
Epstein urges Livingston to listen to the U. However, that day, in mid afternoon, Walter Cronkite was breaking the tragic news to a shocked nation that their President, John F.
Kennedy, had been shot and killed while visiting Dallas, Texas. Clark was then host of American Bandstand, a popular dance and pop music TV show. Binnick, an accountant, had worked with Clark on earlier music projects, and Marmmarella was a producer at Bandstand.
Initially, Clark held 50 percent of Swan Records, with Binnick and Mammarella each holding a 25 percent share.
The Beatles in England by this time were already a sensation, with hit after hit, setting music sales records. However, in the U. When he returned, he pressed his old friend Dick Clark about the song, obviously hoping for some American Bandstand attention.The Beatles' success in the US opened the door for a successive string of British beat groups and pop acts such as the Dave Clark Five, the Animals, Petula Clark, the Kinks, and the Rolling Stones to achieve success in America.
The Beatles in America On Sunday February 9 th, , at 8pm, the course of the music history changed forever after The Beatles stepped on The Ed Sullivan Show stage for their first appearance on American television.
The Beatles, formerly called the Quarrymen or the Silver Beatles, byname Fab Four, British musical quartet and a global cynosure for the hopes and dreams of a generation that came of age in the s.
The Beatles' rise to prominence in the United States in February was a significant development in the history of the band's commercial success. In addition to establishing the Beatles' international stature, it changed attitudes to popular music in the United States, whose own Memphis-driven musical evolution had made it a global trend-setter.
The Beatles' first visit to the United States. On this day in History, Beatles arrive in New York on Feb 07, with varying success. For the better part of a year leading up to their arrival in America on this day in After their second album, With The Beatles became only the second album ever to sell a million copies in the UK, Vee Jay Records, predominantly an RB label, obtained the US rights to most of the songs from Please Please Me, and released them on an album titled Introducing The Beatles in January
New York found its reason on this day in , and the rest of America followed just two days later when the Beatles made their live television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Fifty years ago, it took six weeks for the Beatles to go from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in America. Here's how business blunders, technological innovation and luck combined to make it. May 31, · The Beatles’ first American tour left a major imprint in the nation’s cultural memory. With American youth poised to break away from the culturally rigid landscape of the s, the Beatles.