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The Beatles Come to America!

BeatlesFebruary 7 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America. It was on this day in 1964 that the group  arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport for their first visit to United States soil. Two days later they made their first of four appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show  (three times in 1964 and once in 1965) and Beatlemania was born! It has been estimated that 73 million viewers were watching that first night. Baby Boomers - and music lovers everywhere! - should check out some of the many resources on the Fab Four in the library's collection -  from biographies of John, Paul, George and Ringo, to cds and dvds.

Ticket to ride: inside the Beatles' 1964 tour that changed the world by Larry Kane


"We're going to see the Beatles!": an oral history of Beatlemania as told by the fans who were there by Garry Berman


The Beatles come to America by Martin Goldsmith


The Beatles: all these years by Mark Lewisohn


The Beatles: the biography by Bob Spitz


The Beatles: ten years that shook the world by editor-in -chief, Paul Trynka


The Beatles: 365 days by Simon Wells


The man who made the Beatles: an intimate biography of Brian Epstein by Ray Coleman


The Beatles [videodisc]: the first U.S. visit by Apple Corps Limited


The Ed Sullivan Show [videodsic]: The 4 complete Ed Sullivan shows starring the Beatles


The Beatles [videodisc]: from Liverpool To San Francisco


The unseen Beatles [videodisc]


The Beatles London [videodisc]: a magical history tour


I wanna hold your hand [videodisc] by a Universal Picture