You know, I've certainly seen clips of the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show over the years, but I've never seen the actual full performance. Well, YouTube proves useful once again.
A question for those who lived through the era: did America collectively decide to ignore just how little screen presence Ed Sullivan actually had? I mean, the man was probably the single most important person on TV in the years between Milton Berle and, I dunno, probably Watergate, but still, you could tell me the man was made of wood and I'd believe it. Topo Gigio moved more fluidly.