NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — It was 50 years ago Friday that the Beatles began their first American tour, arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where they cracked wise during a chaotic press conference while thousands of their fans were jammed inside the terminal.
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As CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport reported, the images are iconic around the world – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr descending down the airstairs of the Pan Am flight from London that landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport – an airfield renamed only about six weeks earlier for the assassinated president.
They held their first American news conference at the airport shortly afterward.
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