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JFK Airport to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Beatles NYC Trip

Sunday, February 02, 2014

JFK Airport will host a celebration and dedicate a historical marker 50 years to the day the Beatles arrived there to screaming fans for their first trip to the U.S. On Feb. 7, the Port Authority and radio station Q104.3 FM will mark the day the Fab Four arrived at the airport on a Pan Am flight that day in 1964, and were greeted by screaming fans.

Port Authority officials will unveil a marker inside the airport that pays tribute to the Beatles' landing at JFK, and a cover band will play Beatles tunes to honor the day. The Beatles held their first U.S. news conference at the airport after they landed, which was attended by NBC 4 New York's Gabe Pressman, pictured in one of the photos above.

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Source: WNBC TV, NY

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