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Beatles conquer United States: 50th anniversary

7 February 2014 Last updated at 23:03 GMT

On February 7, 1964, The Beatles arrived in New York for a television appearance that would change their careers.

The Fab Four from Liverpool performed on the Ed Sullivan Show in front of 73m viewers, and instantly became household names.

Fifty years later, Nick Bryant looks back at their iconic American debut.