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Beatles' first visit to U.S. remembered

Published February 08. 2014 4:00AM
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Curators Andre Sepetavec, left, and Matt Seaman install John Lennon's Rickenbacker electric guitar at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland on Friday. Lennon played the guitar during the Beatles' second appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on their first visit to America in 1964. Friday marked the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States. The group's first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" was Feb. 9, 1964, and they made two more appearances on the program later that month.

Curators Andre Sepetavec, left, and Matt Seaman install John Lennon's Rickenbacker electric guitar at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland on Friday. Lennon played the guitar during the Beatles' second appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on their first visit to America in 1964. Friday marked the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States. The group's first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" was Feb. 9, 1964, and they made two more appearances on the program later that month.

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