By Terry Trucco
As anyone who hasn’t been in solitary confinement this week knows, February 9 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first visit to the U.S.
Specifically, it heralds their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, an event watched by 73 million people including the 728 in the studio audience.
Not surprisingly, there are hotel connections.
Their first stop on February 7 was The Plaza, where the band checked into the Presidential Suites (rooms 1209 through 1216) overlooking West 58th Street. The unsuspecting management was astonished to learn the identity of the “English businessmen” who had reserved the rooms. (more…)