Up on the Marquee: Beatles 50th Anniversary Unveiling

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The Late Show with David Letterman paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' groundbreaking first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" with performances of Beatles music from top artists last week. The Ed Sullivan Theater, site of the Fab Four's U.S. debut, was the setting for this week-long commemoration of that historic television event on Feb. 9, 1964. The Beatles' first "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance is hailed by many historians and critics to be one of the most important moments in music and television.

Check out photos of the special marquee below!

The Late Show with David Letterman is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Up on the Marquee: Beatles 50th Anniversary Unveiling
CBS unveils a marquee duplicating the one displayed at the Ed Sullivan Theater the night the Beatles first performed on the 'The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago. February 6, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: Beatles 50th Anniversary Unveiling

CBS unveils a marquee duplicating the one displayed at the Ed Sullivan Theater the night the Beatles first performed on the 'The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago. February 6, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: Beatles 50th Anniversary UnveilingCBS unveils a marquee duplicating the one displayed at the Ed Sullivan Theater the night the Beatles first performed on the 'The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago. February 6, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: Beatles 50th Anniversary Unveiling

CBS unveils a marquee duplicating the one displayed at the Ed Sullivan Theater the night the Beatles first performed on the 'The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago. February 6, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: Beatles 50th Anniversary Unveiling

CBS unveils a marquee duplicating the one displayed at the Ed Sullivan Theater the night the Beatles first performed on the 'The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago. February 6, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: Beatles 50th Anniversary Unveiling
CBS unveils a marquee duplicating the one displayed at the Ed Sullivan Theater the night the Beatles first performed on the 'The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago. February 6, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: Beatles 50th Anniversary UnveilingCBS unveils a marquee duplicating the one displayed at the Ed Sullivan Theater the night the Beatles first performed on the 'The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago. February 6, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: Beatles 50th Anniversary UnveilingCBS unveils a marquee duplicating the one displayed at the Ed Sullivan Theater the night the Beatles first performed on the 'The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago. February 6, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: Beatles 50th Anniversary UnveilingCBS unveils a marquee duplicating the one displayed at the Ed Sullivan Theater the night the Beatles first performed on the 'The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago. February 6, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: Beatles 50th Anniversary UnveilingCBS unveils a marquee duplicating the one displayed at the Ed Sullivan Theater the night the Beatles first performed on the 'The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago. February 6, 2014 in New York City.

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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