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Welcome to New York

Welcome to New York

The Beatles’ times in New York, both as a group and individually, came later in their career, by which time, they had all experienced so much worldwide.

Their true launch into worldwide fame was, of course, their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, and from then on, nothing was the same.

Although they had been experiencing a great deal of success and adulation at home in the UK, it was nothing compared to how their lives would be from the day they landed at JFK and began to conquer America.

Their privacy was no more, and wherever they went, they needed not only their trusty Neil and Mal, but Security Guards, and sometimes US Police and even Fire Marshals.

With the growth of their fame, came a disturbing aspect of the violence that could sometimes erupt, and it pained them greatly to see what could happen at venues where the fans tried to rush the stage, or rock their vehicles as they were leaving the venue at the end of a performance. And sadly, it would become the last City in which John Lennon would live.

But to this day, the fans only remember the happy times, which is really how it should be, and Social Media has helped many of them to cement new friendships, which are a great comfort to Beatles Fans around the world.

And then there’s the Fests for Beatles Fans, run by Mark and Carol Lapidos and family out of New York. Since the outbreak of the Pandemic in 2020 they have moved from face-to-face gatherings, to virtual ones, the reach has become even bigger, as people can watch the activities from the comfort of their homes through the wonders of technology. Who can complain about that?

I hope this little book will help you keep your bucket list swinging until (in the words of Dame Vera Lynne), “we’ll meet again,” and help to plan just where you want to visit on your next trip.

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105 Bank Street 
Greenwich Village, New York NY 10014
A temporary home for John and Yoko

Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue, between West 56th and West 57th Streets, New York, NY USA

The Dakota Building
21 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023, USA

The Ed Sullivan Theatre 
1697/99 Broadway
Between W. 53rd and 54th Streets, Manhattan, New York 10002

JFK Airport New York
JFK Access Road, One Idlewild Drive, NY 11430

Strawberry Fields Central Park
Central Park West, New York
(between 71st and 74th Streets)

The Hit Factory
Now SearSound
353 West 48th Street, 6th Floor NY, NY 10036

Smith’s Bar
701 8th Avenue, W. 44th Street, New York, 10036


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