I’ve only just realized this is Miami 1964! :-)

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  1. Kwai Chang says:

    Florida might be a lot of things…
    but, “home to an 8′-0″ stage” shouldn’t be one of them!
    I think Miami is only five feet above sea level…
    Even if this is just a soundstage…it’s awful tall.
    Dry-dock at the marina…scrape the hull
    (No barnacles on this group)
    I want to hold your plankton!

  2. A Car And A Room And a Room And A Room says:

    Never seen this pic of the Sullivan Miami set in full before. I first saw a close-up full page of the same colour shot in a “quickie” mag called “The Beatles Revival” in 1976 to cash in on the reissue of the singles and “Rock n Roll Music” LP

  3. Tammy says:

    In Aussie we had it here in a ‘TV Week’ special magazine in about 1976, back then one magazine and it’s pick was your fix for years, so this photo is etched into my mind.

  4. Kwai Chang says:

    It’s been a while since I watched the Miami Sullivan show…
    were any cameras at stage level(Beatle level)?
    That’s an unflattering camera angle from the floor and a complete disregard for cinematography…even if it’s The Beatles. What’s up with Miami, anyway? The humidity should’ve been enough to have all three shows in New York! Was Ed Sullivan broadcast from Miami on any other show? If so, this couldn’t be the regular studio. Or, was this a one-time-only just to add flair to the group’s conquest of the U.S.(boost Ed’s Ratings? Increase his audience?)
    I really don’t understand why the logistical headache of Ed From Miami was ever considered…
    (even the cameramen had neck pain from looking up)

  5. Kwai Chang says:

    I was scrolling through some of the older posts. The picture called ‘Mini Mics’ shows a stage level pic of Miami rehearsals…
    It’s a side shot from stage-left. It looks like a really tight fit for any cameras to get a straight-on front shot.
    Was this a last minute choice of venue?
    Any insight is appreciated!
    (Note: Meeting Cassius Clay was a high point of Miami. I don’t think this was the reason they went there. But, if you consider that Muhammad Ali would eventually become the only face more recognizable ‘world-wide’ than the Beatles faces…it was a heavy moment. Sonny Liston on Sgt. Pepper front cover really could have been Ali)

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