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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles on Sullivan in Cancun with Pete Best

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/MusicinMocean (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/MusicinMocean (via ABC News Radio)

In early 1964, The Beatles crossed the Atlantic for their first Ed Sullivan Show appearance, and now fans can cross the Gulf of Mexico to Cancun to celebrate the event's 50th anniversary.

A Beatlemania-themed vacation package commemorating the anniversary will take place this February 5-10 at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, and will feature an appearance by original Beatles drummer Pete Best and his Pete Best Band .  Also participating in the event will be two former members of Paul McCartney 's Wings -- Laurence Juber and Denny Seiwell .  In addition, John Lennon 's former girlfriend May Pang will give a keynote speech.

The five-night extravaganza also will include a presentation by record producer Mark Hudson , who worked with Ringo Starr on five of the Fab Four drummer's solo albums.  And the tribute group Band on the Run will perform on the exact day and time The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964.

All-inclusive five-night packages start at $1,780 per person, which includes a backstage pass to concerts and celebrity presentations, accommodations, and more.

For more information visit MusicInMocean.com .

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