Beatles' historic arrival in New York City 50 years ago gave Big Apple unforgettable lift

January 26, 2014 12:00 AM

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Beatles' historic arrival in New York City 50 years ago gave Big Apple unforgettable lift

On Feb 7, 1964, just 77 days after the JFK assassination, the Fab Four stepped off of Pan Am Flight 101 at the newly-minted Kennedy Airport. The city and the Beatles would never be the same.

On Feb 7, 1964, events were set in motion that changed the culture so fundamentally, life for millions could be cleanly divided into before and after. When Pan Am Flight 101, carrying The Beatles, touched down at Kennedy Airport in Queens at 1:20 in the afternoon, they were met by 4,000 teenagers, 2...

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