This Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, at Studio 50, right here in New York City. The band was just four years old, and their debut LP, Please Please Me, had been released only the year before in 1963, rocketing to number one in the U.K. “We came out of nowhere with funny hair, looking like marionettes or something,” Paul McCartney recalled in an interview. Their performance on Ed Sullivan was seen by 73 million people, and for many in America, it was a proper introduction.
In 1960, the Beatles went to Hamburg, Germany to play. Thinking they would get rich and famous they instead they found dirty clubs, long hours, filthy living arrangements, and swarms of easy woman. They played through the night, and slept behind a movie screen in a theater. Throughout their stay in Germany they gained a lot of knowledge of performing but that is all the gained. They never saw the money they were promised. Their stay in Germany ended abruptly when George (then 17) was deported for being under age.
Designer Jaydee, of Darkoh Men’s Wear also arrives in New York City at JFK, where the Beatles landed and took the United States by storm. Jaydee, while not living in the same conditions as the fab-four did in Hamburg, has gone to fashion school in German, is like a true German is very detailed oriented arriving on the weekend of the Beatles 50th Anniversary with her fall/winter 2014 collection for New York Fashion Week. Her show on February 10th at 1 pm. I am sure after the show everyone is gonna “twist and shout” about this amazing talent who I say is the next ‘Tom Ford’.