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This Feb. 7, 1964 file photo shows fans pushing forward in hopes of getting a view of The Beatles after their arrival for an American tour in New York. Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ performance on “Ed Sullivan,” their first appearance in America.

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