THE BEATLES to Be Honored with Historical Marker at JFK Airport
Rollingstone.com reports that The Beatles will be honored with an historical marker this Friday, February 7th at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, the exact site where the legendary foursome touched down 50 years ago for their first visit to the United States.
The New York Port Authority will unveil the marker at a ceremony to be held JFK's Central Terminal Area, the spot where the Fab Four held their very first press conference on U.S. soil.
The ceremony is one of many commemorative events set to honor the historic event in music history. On Sunday, Feb. 9 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will present THE NIGHT THAT CHANGED AMERICA: A GRAMMY SALUTE TO THE BEATLES.
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles will feature today's top artists covering the songs performed by the "Fab Four" on that momentous evening along with other Beatles songs through the years, as well as footage from that landmark Sunday evening and other archival material. In addition, various presenters will help highlight and contextualize the musical, cultural and historical impact of the group and this legendary performance.
The Beatles' first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" is one of the most-watched television events ever, with 74 million people tuning in to watch the group perform five songs during the variety hour. It is considered by many historians and critics to be one of the most important moments in music and televis