Two fans try out their Beatles wigs in anticipation of the British group's arrival in New York, 6 February 1964
The Beatles 1964
Paul McCartney, New York, 1964
Ringo Starr, New York, 1964
John and Paul, 1964
The Beatles, Paris, January 1964
Beatles Pillow Fight, George V Hotel, Paris, 1964
7 February 1964: fans are held back by the police as the Beatles arrive at Kennedy airport.
Beatles Arrival in New York - 1964.
The Beatles – left to right, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison – arrive at New York's Kennedy
airport, 7 February 1964
The Beatles wave to fans after arriving at Kennedy Airport. 7 February 1964
The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show, New York 1964
Television host Ed Sullivan receives some guitar lessons from Paul McCartney in between rehearsals at CBS television studios in
Manhattan, 8 February 1964
Ed Sullivan with the Beatles in between rehearsals at CBS television studios in Manhattan
Ed Sullivan, center, stands with The Beatles during a rehearsal for the British group's first American appearance, on the "Ed Sullivan
Show," in New York on Feb. 9, 1964. From left: Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Sullivan, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The rock
'n' roll band known as "The Fab Four" was seen by 70 million viewers. "Beatlemania" swept the charts with twenty No. 1 hits and
more than 100 million records sold
The Beatles and Cassius Clay Miami 1964
The Beathes with Cassius Clay, Miami, February 1964
The Beatles take a fake blow from Cassius Clay while visiting the heavyweight contender at his training camp in Miami Beach, Fla.
on February 18, 1964.
Police try to hold back thousands of enthusiastic fans in New York as they wait to catch a glimpse of their idols, February 1964
The Beatles' February visit caused such a stir, the band returned to America for a month-long tour in August. A crowd of about
10,000 turned out to greet the band ahead of their Cow Palace show in San Mateo, California, 19 August 1964
A fan in the crowd watches them perform at the Seattle Centre Coliseum, 24 August 1964
A screaming fan watches the band perform on stage at Carnegie Hall, New York, 1964
Aug. 18, 1964: Unidentified girls weep with joy after viewing the arrival of the Beatles' plane at Los Angeles International Airport.
Police enforce the barricades outside New York's Plaza Hotel as fans push forward in hopes of a view of The Beatles after their
arrival for an American tour on February 7, 1964.
1964: Fans crowding the street
outside the London Pavilion before
a screening of the Beatles' first
feature-length film, 'A Hard Day's
March 15, 1964: Beatle fans scream at a local Fox West-Coast Theater during rebroadcast nationally by closed-circuit
TV of the band's recent concert in Washington.
Aug. 23, 1964: Officer
Robert Yocum informs
Beatle fans Chelie Mylott
and Melody Yapscott, right,
that they'll have to move
from their spot in front of the
Hollywood Bowl. The girls
had no tickets but hoped to
get them from scalpers or
Aug. 23, 1964: Fans screaming during Beatles concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Aug. 25, 1964: Beatle fans run pass barricades and rush policemen in effort to reach Bel-Air home where the band was staying.
Press and fans greet The Beatles as they arrive by train in Washington 1964
George Harrison takes a photo of Ringo Starr on the train to DC
Ringo Starr on the train to DC
Having conquered America during their brief but historic first visit, John, Paul, George and Ringo relax in a Miami Beach pool in
February 1964 before returning to London.
The Beatles, Miami Beach, February 1964
Ringo, Miami Beach, February 1964
Drummer Ringo Starr of The Beatles on a beach in Miami, Florida, getting kissed by female fans, circa February 1964.
Pop group The Beatles on a beach in Miami, Florida, surrounded by female fans, circa February 1964.
Part of the audience watching The Beatles rehearse for the 'Round The Beatles' TV show at the Rediffusion TV studios in Wembley,
London, 27th April 1964.
Beatles fans beset the stage during the group's US tour, August 1964.
Beatles fans are attended to by a
paramedic, having been overcome
during the group's US tour, August
Beatles fans are attended to by paramedics, having been overcome during the group's US tour, August 1964.
A policewoman covers her ears against the screams of all the Beatles' fans in London, April 6, 1964.
7th July 1964: Beatles fans crowded outside the London Pavilion waiting for the band to arrive for the premiere of their first film 'A
Hard Day's Night'.
10th February 1964: A group of Beatles fans watching their heroes perform on the American television programme 'The Ed
18th August 1964: A few of the thousands of fans who braved torrential rain at London Airpoprt to welcome the Beatles back from
the United States.
A tearful Beatles lover pleads unsuccessfully with a policeman to carry her fan button to Ringo, one of the four mop-top singers who
drew squeals and shrieks from more than 30,000 spectators at two Indiana State Fair shows in Indianapolis on Sept. 4, 1964.
Beatles fans show emotion during a concert at Ernst-Merck-Halle in Hamburg, Germany on June 26, 1964.
The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, with his hair standing out, sent 15,000 screaming and shrieking teenagers to their feet in Dallas,
Sept. 19, 1964.
Fans at the first Beatles concert in America, Washington, DC, Feb. 11, 1964
The Beatles 1964
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