Posted in music | tour dates on February 3, 2014


We're only days away from the 50th anniversary of the day The Beatles set foot in America, and as you may know that means tons of events, many of which are right here in NYC. Since we last spoke, more have been added, including that JFK Airport will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the day the band first landed at the airport, February 7. At 11:30 on that day at the TWA Flight Center, located in JFK's Central Terminal Area, adjacent to JetBlue's Terminal 5 (not that Terminal 5 of course), the tribute will take place and include an unveiling of the Beatles historical airport maker and a live band playing the band's hits.

Other events in NYC include "Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Beatles," which runs from February 6 - May 10 at the New York Public Library. The exhibition, created by the GRAMMY Museum, covers the band's 1964-66 period, and will have many pop culture artifacts, instruments, posters, photographs, interviews, and more on display.

NYPL also hosts an interview with Mark Lewisohn, who wrote Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years on February 10 at 6 PM, and a screening of What's Happening! The Beatles in the USA on February 13 at 6 PM.

There will also be NYC Fab 50 tribute concerts, including one at The Apollo on 2/6 with Mary Wilson (of The Supremes), Bettye LaVette, Lloyd Price, Melvin Van Peebles and Gary U.S. Bonds; followed by one with the Spin Doctors, NYC's Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra and School of Rock, and international Beatles tribute bands on 2/7 at Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th St); then a closing concert at Town Hall on 2/8 with Tommy James, Melanie, Marshall Crenshaw, Fred Schneider (of the B-52s), Al Jardine (of The Beach Boys), Gene Cornish (of The Rascals), Greg Hawkes (of The Cars), and many more. There's also a final party at The Bitter End on 2/9. More info and tickets (with proceeds going to Food Bank for New York City) for all four events HERE.

Concert promoter Sid Bernstein, who presented the Beatles' first NYC shows at Carnegie Hall, plus their Shea Stadium shows (and who passed away last year), will be honored with a memorial concert at The Cutting Room on February 12, the 50th anniversary of the Carnegie Hall shows. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

If you missed them, check out the other Beatles' US 50th Anniversary events that we posted last week.

And lastly, Ringo Starr is also touring this year.



Comments (10) is replaying this whole Beatlemania thing in real time. Interesting.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:18 AM

Heard the sound sucks at Jet Blue's Terminal 5.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:20 AM

^perfect excuse for the tribute band to play Jet :)

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:28 AM

Everything the Beatles did after they left the Bambi Kino sucked!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:28 AM

this is some crazy stuff!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 12:39 PM

deafheaven is playing JFK!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 5:46 PM

Whaou Helter skelter is so a happy song ! I hear it to find sleeping, it's ok !

Posted by Metzler | February 13, 2014 4:55 AM

A Legacy Celebrated: Sid Bernstein

Sid Bernstein was one of the most visionary and influential individuals in American music history.

He arranged to bring the Beatles to America when they were virtually unknown and before they released a record or had any radio airplay in the States. He put the Beatles in Carnegie Hall, for their first concert ever in the United States and helped convince Ed Sullivan to have the Beatles on his show, introducing them to America and, the world. Sid produced the groundbreaking Beatles concerts at Shea Stadium, (15.7.65 and 23.7.66...) establishing the precedent of attracting huge crowds to large venues and setting the standard for all future concerts.

Sid, ("The Father of the British Invasion") was the first to present to America, eleven of the top thirteen British rock acts. These included: The Animals, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Herman's Hermits, The Kinks, Manfred Mann, the Moody Blues, and the Rolling Stones.

On the 7th of June...his friends and fans will come together at Symphony Space, (New York City) to pay a musical homage to him.

Performing will be:

Mick Francis, co-host of "The Beatle Bug Radio Show," WDAR/West Dublin, Ireland...
"Diamonds In Jupiter," Newark, NJ's premier, Old and New School Funk Band...
David ("That Guitar Man"/Central Park, NYC) Ippolito...
and, "Strawberry Fields" - The Ultimate Beatles Tribute!
Hosting "Legacy" will be Q104.3/NYC legendary, classic-rock jock...and host of Q's "Breakfast With The Beatles," Ken Dashow.

All net proceeds will be donated to The Robin Hood Foundation: Fight Poverty Like A New Yorker! :

Posted by Herb Malsman | March 11, 2014 10:59 AM

Compare this wonderful music to Beyoncé or Kanye West...I mean the Beatles were so far above the world of music that all others - including big-hip, gyrating singers and egotistical mama boys are pale imposters!

Posted by Rocky | November 4, 2014 9:32 AM

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