It's been a "fab" week for me since last Sunday's 50th anniversary of The Beatles first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on February 9th, 1964. And here's another rare piece of film footage.

Here's an account of The Beatles first U.S. live concert, according to Wikipedia:

"Two days after the television appearance, on 11 February 1964, the Beatles' first US concert took place, at Washington Coliseum, a sports arena in Washington, D.C. The concert was attended by eight thousand fans. The Beatles performed on a central stage in the arena, with the audience on all sides, and there were regular pauses to enable the band to turn their equipment around and perform facing in another direction."

Often, The Beatles finished their early performances with "Twist And Shout", as John Lennon had no voice left after singing it.

Watch this brief video of The Beatles on February 11, 1964 onstage in Washington, D.C.

On the next day, they performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Check out this photo that my daughter Lauren took at the Carnegie Hall Museum: the "fab four's" autographs and concert poster.

photo by Lauren McShea