The Beatles in the USA

We celebrate the year The Beatles broke America
We celebrate the year The Beatles broke America (Image credit: Bettmann/CORBIS)

50 years ago this week, The Beatles made their debut performance on the Ed Sullivan Show - and the world never sounded the same again.

To celebrate half a century since Liverpool's likeliest lads broke America, we've initiated full Beatlemania here at MusicRadar. All this week, we've been showing you how to replicate the sounds that caused a million screams, analysing the styles that shaped the songs and reminiscing with big names who were there at the time.

We'll be updating this hub page with Fab Four content every day, leading up to the anniversary of the performance itself on Sunday. In the meantime, remind yourself what all the fuss about by watching this video of America's first glimpse of John, Paul, George and Ringo...