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Celebrate 50 Years of Beatlemania with Chachi Loprete at CBS Scene This Sunday

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American TV host Ed Sullivan, left, talks with three members of the British pop group The Beatles during a rehearsal for their appearance on his TV show, in New York, Feb. 8, 1964. From left, Sullivan, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. George Harrison, the fourth member of the group missed the rehearsal due to illness. (AP Photo)

American TV host Ed Sullivan, left, talks with three members of the British pop group The Beatles during a rehearsal for their appearance on his TV show, in New York, Feb. 8, 1964. From left, Sullivan, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. George Harrison, the fourth member of the group missed the rehearsal due to illness. (AP Photo)

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By Matt Dolloff

February 9, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first appearance of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. Breakfast with the Beatles and host Chachi Loprete will honor this seminal moment in music and pop culture history with a huge 50th anniversary celebration at CBS Scene in Foxboro.

Beginning at 3PM on Sunday, Feb. 9 at CBS Scene, Chachi will host a Beatles-themed party with plenty of great events and entertainment to take place. The festivities will conclude with the first airing of “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY® Salute To The Beatles” on CBS at 8PM.

Some of the great events to experience at the party:

  • Performing will be The UnBeatables, featuring members of Beatle tribute bands The Mockers and The Oh No’s.
  • Meet David Gallant, who teaches a Beatles course at Suffolk University
  • Play Beatles trivia and win Beatles prizes including CD’s, a limited edition 50th anniversary t-shirt, Beatles Yellow Submarine Monopoly games and more!
  • Meet local Beatles Filmmaker Erik Taros, who will bring rare Beatles movies
  • Watch The Ed Sullivan Show from Feb 9th 1964, Beatles Movies and various videos
  • Watch the mini-documentary ‘The Beatles Boston’ from Filmmaker Eric Green
  • Win tickets to see Rain, The Beatles Experience at the Citi Wang Theater on Feb 21st
  • Meet Beatles collector Jim Cushman, who will bring some of his most prized Beatles collectables
  • At 8pm, watch “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY® Salute To The Beatles,” on CBS TV, Channel 4
  • Purchase unique Beatle items by Kathy Joyce Decoupage
  • 50th anniversary cake provided by Konditor Meister of Braintree, Mass

In this Feb. 9, 1964 file photo, The Beatles perform on the CBS "Ed Sullivan Show" in New York. Ringo Starr plays drums and playing guitars from left are Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon. An estimated 73 million Americans tuned in, the largest ever for a TV show at the time, or three times the amount of people who watched the latest "American Idol" finale, according to the Nielsen Co. (AP Photo, file)

In this Feb. 9, 1964 file photo, The Beatles perform on the CBS “Ed Sullivan Show” in New York. Ringo Starr plays drums and playing guitars from left are Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon. An estimated 73 million Americans tuned in, the largest ever for a TV show at the time, or three times the amount of people who watched the latest “American Idol” finale, according to the Nielsen Co. (AP Photo, file)

WZLX is thrilled to honor the Beatles’ arrival in America, which truly changed the country and music industry forever. We hope you make it to Foxboro on Feb. 9 to help us celebrate!

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