February 1964: The Beatles Arrive in America!

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Fifty years ago the Beatles came to America. They came on one of the coldest days of the year, but that didn’t stop the crowds…or the lads. They came on a weekday, but that didn’t stop the fans from skipping school and flooding John F. Kennedy Airport en masse. They came with long hair, unusual accents, biting Northern British wit and tight, pocketless suits…but instead of being called “dumb” or “different,” they were dubbed “brilliant” and “trendsetters.” The Beatles came to America, and after that moment, nothing was ever the same.   Not politics, not fashion, not individual freedom, not poetry, not art, and certainly not music. The Beatles landed and stole our hearts. The Beatles landed and touched our souls. The Beatles landed and left us altered in deep, irrevocable ways.   Celebrating the journey of 1963 and early 1964 that culminated in their historic trip to America is the new book by author Jude Southerland Kessler, She Loves You, available at www.johnlennonseries.com.

Watch The Beatles Arrive in the USA February 7, 1964 JFK Airport

See The Beatles Press Conference That Took Place That Very Day at JFK Airport

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