Performances by the Beatles live in the USA, this is the powerful review of the original album which launched the Beatles in America. By 1963 the rest of the world was gripped by Beatlemania – only America remained unconquered. Capitol Records promised manager Brian Epstein that they would make 1964 the year of the Beatles. Capitol were as good as their word. On the back of the groundbreaking Ed Sullivan live appearances and the number one US album ‘Meet the Beatles’, the Beatles took America by storm. In April 1964, the Beatles occupied all five top positions on the billboard singles chart, a feat which has never been equaled. ‘Meet the Beatles’ was carefully selected to introduce the band to a whole new continent and remains today a powerful record of the band emerging as world-class songwriters.