Beatles NYC 50 Festival set for Feb. 6-9

The closer we get to Feb. 9 and the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first  live performance on American television on “The Ed  Sullivan Show,” the more commemorations that are announced.

In New York, where the group first touched down at John  F. Kennedy Airport on Feb. 7 ahead of the Sullivan show performance, four  days of musical tributes have been slated from Feb. 6 through Feb. 9 for the NYC  Beatles 50 celebration.

Participants have yet to be announced, but events begin Feb. 6 with “Twist & Shout: New York Celebrates the Beatles,” and the following day what is  being described as an “all-star concert” is slated for the venerated Apollo  Theater in Harlem. Read more on the article here.

Article by: Randy Lewis, LA Times

(Associated Press / February 9, 1964)
(Associated Press / February 9, 1964)

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