THIS DAY IN MUSIC……………………………………..on February 9th of 1964 The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which was watched by over 73 million people (60% of the viewing audience). The Fab Four performed this song “All My Loving”, along with “Till There Was You”, “She Loves You”, “I Saw Her Standing There” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand”. Also performing on the show is a future member of The Monkees, Davy Jones, who appeared as part of the cast of Oliver. For “All MY Loving” this was the first time Paul McCartney wrote the words to a song before the music. The song began as a poem he conceived while he was shaving one morning thinking about his girlfriend Jane Asher, who he met when she interviewed him for the magazine Radio Times. He wrote the music that night. He originally envisioned it as a country/western song. This Beatles classic was never released as a single. McCartney sang lead on this. His vocal was double-tracked to bring it out in the mix. George Harrison’s guitar solo was influenced by Chet Atkins, one of his idols when he was learning to play. John Lennon was always fond of the grinding rhythm guitar he contributed to the studio recording.