This year we celebrate The Beatles 50th anniversary of coming to America and officially changing the music landscape forever.
To commemorate the occasion, CBS held a tribute special on the same date and at the same time The Beatles first performed in the U.S. on the Ed Sullivan show.
The special, which included performances by Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and a host of other prominent artists like John Legend, Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder aired Feb. 9 (TV Mix had a reporter inside. Read her account here).
As expected Twitter has the last laugh both about the special and The Beatles anniversary itself. Here are the best tweets curated by TV Mix:
It’s pretty obvious that Ringo was excited.
Wow what a night IN LA CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEATLES LANDING IN AMERICA peace and love to everybody who participated
— Ringo Starr (@ringostarrmusic) January 28, 2014
Guitar hero Peter Frampton was in disbelief.
While LL Cool J felt a little awkward.
Today’s pop-obsessed generation got a sense of what they’ll look like in 50 years.
The old ladies fangirling over the Beatles just showed what I’m going to be like in 50 years wow
— Gabbie ☼ | ashton? (@sarcastiichoran) February 12, 2014
While they also fought with their parents over who’s more famous. The Beatles or 1D?
my dad thinks the beatles were more famous than one direction and i’m not so sure at this point. i want to know statistically…
— jaime (@candicaccola) February 12, 2014
Some comparisons should just never be made.
i’m watching the beatles 50th anniversary thingy, and one direction really are so much like the beatles — 頑張ります (@exotic_sapphire) February 12, 2014
If The Beatles really led to the decline of family values we can’t say we’re mad about it.
50 years ago The Beatles invaded the USA and knocked Bobby Vinton off the charts. It’s been a steady decline in family values ever since. — Jake Fogelnest (@jakefogelnest) February 10, 2014
The Beatles would be so much cooler without ringo
— Jacob Andrew White (@Jacob_A_White) February 12, 2014
Really… what do they teach kids in school these days?
“why was everyone talking about the Beatles?” “It was the 50th anniversary of Ed Sullivan.” “isn’t Ed Sullivan a horse?” @kelseyamarosa …
— señora dumpling face (@tcheun) February 12, 2014
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