It was 50 years ago today: Retracing the Beatles' memorable 1964 trip to Miami

John, Paul, Ringo and George frolic in the water behind the Deauville hotel.

John, Paul, Ringo and George frolic in the water behind the Deauville hotel.

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One week after their historic first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the Beatles came to Florida.

Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came to Miami Beach in February 1964 for a second Ed Sullivan Show live from the Deauville Hotel. Along the way, they encountered an array of young Floridians in unique and memorable ways. Some played pickup hoops with the band. One read Spider-Man with Ringo. Another dropped a hot potato on George's lap during a family dinner.

For Jeff Klinkenberg's full story about the Beatles' trip to Miami, click here.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 30, 2014 11:33pm]

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