Press Release Article


Date: Feb 05, 2014
Press Release Number: 32-2014

Tribute will include unveiling of Beatles historical airport marker and live band playing group’s classic hit songs

Fifty years to the day the Beatles arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the Port Authority will host a tribute to the historic event at 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 7 at the landmark TWA Flight Center.

The Port Authority, in conjunction with The Fest for Beatles Fans and Radio Station Q104.3 FM, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles landing and press conference at JFK Airport to start their first U.S. tour on Feb. 7, 1964.

Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye and Deputy Executive Director Deb Gramiccioni will unveil a historical marker inside the flight center, paying tribute to the Beatles arrival at JFK Airport.

The band Liverpool will play some of the group’s classic tunes before some of the fest’s fans who are coming to the airport courtesy of Q104.3. A delegation from Liverpool also will attend, including Lord Mayor Councillor Gary Millar.

The TWA Flight Center is located in JFK’s Central Terminal Area, adjacent to JetBlue’s Terminal 5. Due to logistics, media wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to the Port Authority’s Media Relations Office at 212-435-7777.

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