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Command Performance--The Beatles. Palladium, London, 1963.

The Beatles Royal Command Performance in November 1963 confirmed their status in England. Just before their first, 1964, visit to America, during which they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and played Carnegie Hall, the "Royal Command Performance" poster was created. Printed in America and widely distributed, it became one of the earliest Beatles icons. Between June and November 1964, the Beatles played over fifty cities on four continents, including twenty-six American concerts. The result of this touring, coupled with the release of chart-topping singles and albums along with their first movie success, Beatlemania achieved hysterical proportions. The 1965 tour was even more stupendous, an appearance at Shea Stadium in New York drawing 55,600.


Command Performance--The Beatles. Palladium, London, 1963.The Beatles Royal Command Performance in November 1963 confirmed their status in England. Just before their first, 1964, visit to America, during which they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and played Carnegie Hall, the