Monday 7 February 2022




58 years ago today, Beatlemania reached American shores, and 3,000 adoring fans caused riotous scenes at a New York airport.

The Beatles touched down in the US for the first time, launching Rock and Roll’s “British invasion”.

On February 7th 1964, The Beatles flew from London to New York City for a ten day American visit. Unprecedented hysteria filled John F. Kennedy Airport, the Plaza Hotel, and the streets of New York City, surrounding the Beatles' every move.
This first American press conference was held at Kennedy International Airport on February 7th. 
















Q: "Are you a little embarrassed by the lunacy you cause?"
JOHN: "No, it's great."
PAUL: "No."
RINGO: "Marvelous."
GEORGE: (giggling) "We love it."
JOHN: "We like lunatics."

Q: "You're in favor of lunacy?"
BEATLES: "Yeah."
JOHN: "It's healthy."

Q: "Are those English accents?"
GEORGE: "It's not English. It's Liverpudlian, you see."
PAUL: "The Liverpool accent - so, the way you say some of the words. You know, you say GRASS instead of GRAHHSS, and that sounds a bit American. So there ya go."

Q: "Liverpool is the..."
RINGO: (jokingly) "It's the capital of Ireland."
PAUL: "Anyway, we wrote half of your folk songs in Liverpool."
RINGO: "Yeah, don't forget!"

Q: "In Detroit Michigan, there handing out car stickers saying, 'Stamp Out The Beatles.'"
PAUL: "Yeah well... first of all, we're bringing out a Stamp Out Detroit campaign."



















Q: "What about the Stamp Out The Beatles campaign?"
JOHN: "What about it?"
RINGO: "How big are they?"

Q: (yelling over the crowd noise) "Would you tell Murray the K to cut that crap out?"
BEATLES: (yelling, jokingly) "CUT THAT CRAP OUT!"
PAUL: "Hey, Murray!"

REPORTER: "Is that a question?"

Q: "A psychiatrist recently said you're nothing but a bunch of British Elvis Presleys."
JOHN: "He must be blind."
RINGO: (shaking like Elvis) "It's not true!! It's not true!!"
JOHN: (dances like Elvis)

FEMALE FAN: "Would you please sing something?"
RINGO: "Sorry."

Q: "There's some doubt that you CAN sing."
JOHN: "No, we need money first."











Q: "How much money do you expect to take out of this country?"
JOHN: "About half a crown."
RINGO: "Ten dollars."

Q: "Does all that hair help you sing?"
PAUL: "What?"

Q: "Does all that hair help you sing?"
JOHN: "Definitely. Yeah."

Q: "You feel like Sampson? If you lost your hair, you'd lose what you have? 'It'?"
JOHN: "Don't know. I don't know."
PAUL: "Don't know."

Q: "How many of you are bald, that you have to wear those wigs?"
RINGO: "All of us."
PAUL: "I'm bald."

Q: "You're bald?"
JOHN: "Oh, we're all bald, yeah."
PAUL: "Don't tell anyone, please."
JOHN: "And deaf and dumb, too."

Q: "Do you know American slang? Are you for real?"
PAUL: "For real."
JOHN: "Come and have a feel."
RINGO: (laughs)

Q: "Aren't you afraid of what the American Barbers Association is going to think of you?"
RINGO: "Well, we run quicker than the English ones, we'll have a go here, you know."



Q: "Listen, I got a question here. Are you going to get a haircut at all while you're here?"
RINGO: "Nope."
PAUL: "No, thanks."
GEORGE: "I had one yesterday."
RINGO: "And that's no lie, it's the truth."
PAUL: "It's the truth."

Q: "You know, I think he missed."
JOHN: "Nope."
GEORGE: "No, he didn't. No."
RINGO: "You should have seen him the day before."

Q: "What do you think your music does for these people?"
PAUL: "Uhh..."
JOHN: "Hmmm, well..."
RINGO: "I don't know. It pleases them, I think. Well, it must do, 'cuz they're buying it."

Q: "Why does it excite them so much?"
PAUL: "We don't know. Really."
JOHN: "If we knew, we'd form another group and be managers."

Q: "What about all this talk that you represent some kind of social rebellion?"
JOHN: "It's a dirty lie. It's a dirty lie."

Q: "What do you think of Beethoven?"
RINGO: "Great. Especially his poems."















-"Can we have the last question now, Gentlemen, please?"
PAUL: "My favorite."

Q: "Have you decided when you're going to retire?"
JOHN: "Next week."
PAUL: "No."
JOHN: "No, we don't know."
RINGO: "We're going to keep going as long as we can."
GEORGE: "When we get fed up with it, you know. We're still enjoying it."
RINGO: "Any minute now."

Q: "After you make so much money, and then..."
GEORGE: "No, as long as we enjoy it, we'll do it. 'Cuz we enjoyed it before we made ANY money."

Note: At the conclusion of this press conference, the Beatles chanted their names in the order they were standing at the microphones.)

BEATLES(in unison): "Paul..., Ringo..,. George,... John! Paul,... Ringo,... George,...John!" 
















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