LIFE: Rare photos of Beatles fans

On the 50th anniversary of the release of “Love Me Do,” LIFE.com

presents a series of photographs — none of which ran in LIFE — made by

Stan Wayman at the Beatles’ first concert in America, a performance at

the Washington Coliseum on February 11, 1964, two days after their

historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York.

LIFE Beatles
LIFE Beatles
LIFE Beatles
LIFE Beatles
LIFE Beatles
LIFE Beatles

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