[THE BEATLES] Ed Sullivan Show cue sheet for the Beatles 12 September 1965 broadcast, signed by each member of the group.
New York: 14 August 1965. Mimeographed cue sheet on pink paper headed in type "The Ed Sullivan Show / Air Sept 12, 1965," the sheet further listing all the nights' acts with set props and costume requirements, the verso inscribed in the hand of Ringo Starr "For Debbs and Carl/Love and Best Wishes" and is signed in blue ink (excepting George who has signed in black) by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and John Lennon. 11 x 8 1/2 inches (28.5 x 22 cm). Folds and light handling creases, a few brown spots to verso, accompanied by a recent letter of authenticity from Gotta Have It! Collectibles, New York.
The Beatles were featured on the Ed Sullivan Show four times - but in actuality they only performed in the studio twice to pre-record the broadcasts. Their first and third appearance on the show were filmed in February of 1964 (their second appearance was filmed at a hotel in Miami). In August of 1965 The Beatles were back in the studio to film their fourth and final live appearance on the show which aired that September. This cue sheet was signed on that August day in 1965. The Beatles were the top-billed act and performed six songs in two segments, including I Feel Fine, I'm Down, Act Naturally, Ticket To Ride, Yesterday, and Help! Also on the program that night were Cilla Black, Allen & Rossi, and Soupy Sales, whose rider calls for a "Beatles Wig." Any signed Beatles memorabilia from their iconic appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show is extremely rare and coveted by collectors.
Provenance: These signatures were collected in person by a Television Lighting Director and Designer employed by the Ed Sullivan Show on the day of the recording and have descended in the family.
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