New York Port Authority Plan Beatles 50th Anniversary Event

(Radio.com) It's been 50 years since the Beatles first landed in the United States for their earthshaking debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and people are still going crazy for the Fab Four. Even the New York Port Authority.

This Friday (February 7) at 11:30 am ET, a ceremony will be held at John F. Kennedy Airport's Central Terminal Area, where the Beatles first landed 50 years earlier. It also marks the spot where the band held their first press conference in the States.

According to a press release, Friday's event will see Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye and Deputy Executive Director Deb Gramiccioni " unveil a historical marker inside the restored TWA Flight Center, paying tribute to the Beatles arrival at JFK Airport."

To celebrate the Beatles' appearance on Sullivan this Sunday (Feb. 9), CBS has planned a whole slew of events including a week's worth of late night performances on the Late Show with David Letterman, which is filmed in the Ed Sullivan Theater, dedicated to the Beatles first U.S. television appearance. Sting, Lenny Kravitz, Broken Bells and the Flaming Lips, featuring Sean Lennon, are all scheduled to appear. more on this story

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