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    American TV host Ed Sullivan, left, talks with three members of the British pop group The Beatles during a rehearsal for their appearance on his TV show, in New York, Feb. 8, 1964. From left, Sullivan, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. George Harrison, the fourth member of the group missed the rehearsal due to illness. (AP Photo)

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    Ed Sullivan, left, is shown with the British rock and roll band the Beatles on the stage at the Studio 50 in New York City, making their U.S. debut in Feb. 1964. Three of the four members of the Beatles are seen from left, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. (AP Photo)

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    The Beatles face the media on arrival at JFK airport in New York City on Feb. 7, 1964. The British rock and roll group was also greeted by a screaming crowd estimated at 5,000. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi)

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    The Beatles wave to fans assembled below their Plaza Hotel window after they arrived in New York City on Feb. 7, 1964 for a short tour of the United States. From left to right are, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and George Harrison. (AP Photo)

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    John Lennon and his wife, Cynthia, 24, walk toward their plane with the other members of The Beatles as fans look on at London Airport in London, England, on Feb. 7, 1964. (AP Photo/Victor Boyton)

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    The Beatles meet reporters at Kennedy Airport in New York City, Feb. 7, 1964 on their arrival from London for their first American tour. The band members, from left, are, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, and John Lennon. (AP Photo)

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    The Beatles, from left, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, are shown in their New York hotel after their arrival on Feb. 7, 1964. The British rock group, on their first American tour, was pelted with jelly beans and candy kisses by screaming teen-age fans. (AP Photo)

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    John Lennon, center, holds his forehead as 5-year-old Debbie Fyall, of London, England, sits on his shoulders, in New York, Central Park, USA, February 8, 1964. The other two members of the Beatles are Paul McCartney, left, and Ringo Starr, right. (AP Photo/The Beatles)

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    The Beatles perform on the "Ed Sullivan Show" in New York on February 9, 1964. From left, front, are Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon. Ringo Starr plays drums. (AP Photo)

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    The Beatles perform on the CBS "Ed Sullivan Show" in New York Feb. 9, 1964. From left, front, are Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon. Ringo Starr plays drums. (AP Photo)

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    Ed Sullivan, center, stands with The Beatles during a rehearsal for the British group's first American appearance, on the "Ed Sullivan Show," in New York on Feb. 9, 1964. From left: Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Sullivan, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The rock 'n' roll band known as "The Fab Four" was seen by 70 million viewers. "Beatlemania" swept the charts with twenty No. 1 hits and more than 100 million records sold. The Beatles broke up in 1970. (AP Photo)

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    Three members of the Beatles, from left, Paul McCartney, left, John Lennon and drummer Ringo Starr are shown on the set of the Ed Sullivan Show in New York, Feb. 9, 1964. (AP Photo)

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    The British rock and roll group the Beatles talk to Ed Sullivan at CBS Studio 50 before their live television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in New York, Feb. 10, 1964. From left to right are, Sullivan, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, holding a cigarette, and Paul McCartney. (AP Photo)

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    The British rock and roll group the Beatles are shown on stage with Ed Sullivan before their live television appearance on the The Ed Sullivan Show at CBS' Studio 50 in New York City, Feb. 9, 1964. From left are, Paul McCartney, Sullivan, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, standing, and John Lennon. (AP Photo)

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    The British rock and roll group the Beatles, center, are surrounded by photographers on stage at CBS' Studio 50 before their live television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, Feb. 10, 1964. In the front row are, from left, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon. Ringo Starr is in background on drums. (AP Photo)

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    Paul McCartney, right, shows his guitar to Ed Sullivan before the Beatles' live television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in New York City, Feb. 9, 1964. In the center are, John Lennon, left, and Ringo Starr, partial view. (AP Photo)

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    Police enforce the barricades outside New York's Plaza Hotel as fans push forward in hopes of a view of The Beatles after their arrival for an American tour on February 7, 1964. (AP Photo)

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    The Liverpool beat group The Beatles, with Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, from left to right, are pictured at the airport in London, England, February 7, 1964, prior to their departure to New York, USA. Surprise traveller with the group was Cynthia, 24, wife of John Lennon. (AP Photo/Boy)

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    Screaming teenagers, mostly girls, wave a banner "Beatles forever" welcoming the British band from Liverpool, The Beatles, outside the Plaza Hotel in New York City, USA, February 7, 1964. The band will appear on television and will give two concerts at Carnegie Hall. (AP Photo)

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    Fans of the British rock band The Beatles scream from behind police barricades at New York's Kennedy Airport, Feb. 7, 1964. (AP Photo)

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    American fans in New York react during the Beatles' concert on the "Ed Sullivan Show", Feb. 8, 1964. (AP Photo)

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    American speed skating champion Terry McDermott, top centre,a barber by trade, prepares to take a swipe at the famed locks of Beatle Paul McCartney, seated , to the mock horror of the other Beatles and TV host Ed Sullivan, during rehearsals at the TV Studio, New York, Feb. 9, 1964. From left, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, McDermott, Ed Sullivan and John Lennon. (AP Photo)

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    FILE - In this Feb. 9, 1964 file photo, The Beatles perform on the CBS "Ed Sullivan Show" in New York. Ringo Starr plays drums, rear, and playing guitars from left are Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon. An estimated 73 million Americans tuned in, the largest ever for a TV show at the time, or three times the amount of people who watched the latest "American Idol" finale, according to the Nielsen Co. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi/ file)

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    The Beatles are shown on the set of the "Ed Sullivan Show" in New York, Feb. 10, 1964. In back is John Lennon; the others, from left to right, are: George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. (AP Photo)

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    Police man the barricades outside New York’s Plaza Hotel, on Feb. 7, 1964, as Beatle maniacs push forward in hopes of a view of Britain’s singing sensations after their arrival for an American tour. (AP Photo)

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    Britain’s Beatles make a windswept arrival in New York on Feb. 7, 1964, as they step down from the plane that brought them from London, at Kennedy airport. From left to right, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison (AP Photo)