The Beatles first U.S concert in 1964

On February 11, 1964, two days after their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the Beatles made their U.S. concert debut in Washington, D.C.

Earlier that day, they had arrived from New York by train at Union Station in the middle of a snowstorm.

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13th February 1964:  The Beatles in performance at the Washington Coliseum. Left to right : George Harrison (1943 - 2001), Paul McCartney, John Lennon (1940 - 1980) and Ringo Starr.  (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)


13th February 1964:  The Beatles soon after their arrival in Washington, USA, playing in the snow outside the Coliseum where they were scheduled to perform before a sell-out audience.  (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)