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Beatles panel discussion featured famous names, iconic sights

The “50 Years: The Beatles” panel discussion, which was held Feb. 9 at the Ed Sullivan Theater at the same hour as the Beatles' debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” brought out some well-known names with Beatles connections.

Images from the "50 Years: The Beatles" panel discussion Feb. 9.
Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images
Anthony Mason talks to Peter Asher, Pattie Boyd and Mick Jones during "50 Years: The Beatles."
Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images

There was Pattie Boyd, first wife of George Harrison; Neil Innes of the Bonzo Dog Band, who made an appearance in the Beatles film “Magical Mystery Tour” singing “Death Cab For Cutie” (and who was also a founding member of the Beatles parody the Rutles); Julie Taymor, director of the Beatles tribute film “Across the Universe,” guitarist Tad Kubler, Mick Jones of Foreigner, Felix Caviliere of the Rascals (and former Ringo All-Starr Band member), John Oates of Hall & Oates and musician-producer Nile Rodgers. The panel was moderated by Anthony Mason of CBS News.

Beatles photographs from the Sullivan show were used to adorn the backdrop of the stage. You can see pictures from the event in the slideshow and on this page.


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