Volume VII



Deauville Hotel Mau Mau Club, Miami - February 16, 1964
(Ed Sullivan Show)


Miami 2/16/64


Location Color Admission Comments
Afternoon (2:30)
General Admission Blue Complimentary Rehearsal
Evening (7:00)
General Admission White Complimentary Broadcast live



SHOW INFO:

Venue location: Deauville Hotel 6701 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL.
Capacity: 2500
Dress rehearsals: Three (One each on February 14th, 15th and 16th)
Attendance: Sold out
Promoter: Ed Sullivan, CBS
Other Acts: Mitzi Gaynor, Myra Cohen, The Nerveless Knox's, Danny Lewis, Allen & Rossi


HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Beatles were not the top billing for this show, Mitzi Gaynor was.
  • The Beatles were paid $3,500 for this appearance.
  • An estimated 70 million viewers in 22,445,000 households saw this live performance.
  • The songs performed were: 'She Loves You', 'This Boy', 'All My Loving', 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'From Me to You' and 'I Want to Hold Your Hand'.
  • The Deauville is still in business as the Radisson Deauville Resort in Miami Beach.


COLLECTOR’S NOTES:

Only one known ticket stub has surfaced thus far and it is for the dress rehearsal at 2:30pm on February 16th. Recently, several vintage letters have surfaced that were distributed within various Miami hotels to hotel guests. The letters essentially explain that there are complimentary tickets available to attend the Ed Sullivan broadcast.


Casablanca Letter

Guest letter from the Casablanca hotel offering two complimentary tickets to their guests for the main show at 8:00pm. The Versailles hotel also offered free tickets, but for the dress rehearsal. Click for enlargement.



See also:

The Beatles Ed Sullivan performances and TV appearances


The Beatles on Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964

The Beatles on Ed Sullivan August 14, 1965




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