Where were YOU when you saw the Beatles' perform live on The Ed Sullivan Show in front of 73 million Americans?
No media outlet was without a tribute
or retrospective in the lead-up to the
50th anniversary of the Beatles' first
performance on American live
television. But personal accounts
from the state's largest city were
strangely absent. Wasn't there
anyone in Birmingham on that day in
1964 who can remember the TV
moment when Ed Sullivan gestured to
the band's wildly anticipated performance and announced:
“Ladies and Gentlemen, the Beatles?”
Thanks to the Alabama Power Co., selected artifacts from BHC's museum collection will be on display during a free summer exhibit May 16-Aug. 8.
Visitors should check in at the front desk inside the power company's building entrance at 600 18th Street North, in the middle of the block. The exhibit will be open M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.