The Beatles Perform Shakespeare, 1964 In April of just a month after their famous debut on the Ed Sullivan show the Beatles performed a sketch from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream as part of a one-hour Beatles television special. Britain, at
For the Beatles, he was a guitarist and composer. The composer duo Lennon / McCartney worked even better than the guitar trio Lennon / McCartney / Harrison. Lennon was shot in 1980 by the deranged assassin Mark David Chapman in New York.