It was all Beatlemania round those parts in those days...

THE BEATLES legendary performances on the US ED SULLIVAN SHOW in 1964 and 1965 are to be released on DVD.

The four-hour two-disc collection includes versions of some of the band’s early classics such as ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Help!’ and ‘Yesterday’, reports Billboard.

The Beatles first appeared on the show on February 9, 1964, when an estimated 73 million viewers tuned in. The broadcast remains one of the highest-rated shows in US TV history.


Andrew Solt, owner of the show’s archives and executive producer of the DVD, negotiated with Apple, which oversees The Beatles‘ business matters, for more than five years before getting clearance.

The DVD set is released on October 28 in the US where it will sell for the equivalent of about £20. There is as yet no word on a British release date.