Upstaged by the Beatles

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Postby Guest » 02/07/04 07:08 AM

The was an interesting article in the Washington Post yesterday that noted the misfortune of all the other acts who happened to be booked for February 9, 1964 on "The Ed Sullivan Show". While normally it would have been a coup to be scheduled on the show when it was later determined that over 70 Million people tuned in (over 40% of the entire US population at the time), the poor performers so fated had the misfortune of being on the first television performance in the United States of the lads from Liverpool and were completely overshadowed by the mayhem that resulted.

Among the performers was Fred Kaps, who it was described in the article as having performed a "card trick"....
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Postby Guest » 02/07/04 08:11 AM

Wait...you mean to tell me the Beatles were on the same program as Kaps? :eek: They must have been on after him, right?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/07/04 10:51 AM

This was already noted in the January "Genii Speaks."
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Postby Dave Shepherd » 02/07/04 02:10 PM

See also here .
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