NEW BEATLES EXHIBIT AT SMITHSONIAN. The Beatles have got to be the only group of Brits that warrant an entire exhibit of their own at a Museum of American History. But when you've been thrilling so many millions of Americans for forty years, formal recognition is justified. The Beatles! Backstage and Behind The Scenes, a photo exhibit featuring a series of never before published photos of the band, went on exhibit at The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, DC last Friday. It celebrates the 40th anniversary of the band's legendary February 9th, 1964 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Associated Press reports that the photos, which are from CBS archives and Life photographer Bill Eppridge, highlight the band's signature style from when they first arrived in the America. And as Vickie Rehberg, one of the organizers of the exhibit, explained, the show does plenty well illustrating just how damn cool The Beatles were when they first invaded the U-S: "It shows how innocent they were... There was no posing here," she said. The exhibit will be open until July 5th.