The British Invasion: Relive the Ed Sullivan/Beatles Broadcast
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The last date listed for British Invasion was Saturday September 1, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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Delve into the life, times and performances of jazz legend and scat singer extraordinaire Cab Calloway at this rousing production from Texas Family Musicals. Known as "The Hi De Ho Man" for a catchy lyric in his hit song "Minnie the Moocher," Calloway mesmerized adoring crowds in the swing era with his onstage gyrations and unparalleled showmanship, cranking out such big band hits as "Reefer Man," "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "How Big Can You Get?" Enjoy performances of those songs and others during Cab Calloway Story, which also mixes in the fascinating story of Calloway's life, from his rudderless roots in Baltimore's Sugar Hill neighborhood to his rise to fame at Harlem's famous Cotton Club. Learn More
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This wasn't exactly as advertised. Yes, the first half of the show purported to be the Ed Sullivan show in February, 1964, where the Beatles first appeared -- but it was hardly a re-creation of the event. The show line-up of other guests was wrong, the commercials were wrong, the Beatles costumes and guitars were very wrong, and the "set" was wrong for the Beatles. That said, it hardly mattered -- the audience loved it, and the performers were energetic and skilled.