51 Years Ago Today, the Beatles Arrive in New York City for the First Time

In this news brief by Universal International News from February 7th, 1964, the mass hysteria surrounding the New York City arrival of The Beatles is comically addressed by the announcer.

There are rumors around that this is Britain's revenge for the Boston Tea Party. 3,000 screaming teenagers arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport to greet, you guessed it, the Beatles. [...] Some music critics call their harmony unmistakably diatonic, others say it's pan-diatonic. Parents say is just plain pandemonium.

The Beatles of course went on to become one of, if not the most celebrated band in the world, even to this day.

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