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This Happened - February 7: British Invasion Is Launched

On this day in 1964, the Beatles landed in New York’s Kennedy Airport to start their first U.S. tour and changed the music industry forever.

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Why did the Beatles visit New York in 1964?

The Beatles visited New York in 1964 for their first U.S. tour, which included appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and other television programs.

How were the Beatles received in New York in 1964?

The Beatles were greeted by thousands of screaming fans upon their arrival in New York, and their visit was highly publicized and covered by the media.

What was the significance of the Beatles' visit to New York in 1964?

The Beatles' visit to New York in 1964 is considered a significant moment in the history of popular music and culture, as it marked the beginning of the "British Invasion" of American music and the rise of Beatlemania in the United States.

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