Jefferson Exchange | February 12, 2014 | 9:00
4:10 am
Wed February 12, 2014

The Beatles Are Here (...or were)!

It's been almost exactly 50 years since The Beatles first landed in America and changed the world.

Author Penelope Rowlands shares her love for the Beatles.

The Beatles at Kennedy Airport in New York, February 1964.
Credit Library of Congress/Wikimedia

There are many commemorations planned, including a book by Penelope Rowlands called The Beatles Are Here! 

Rowlands was a Beatlemaniac herself, appearing among a flock of screaming girls in the New York Times at the height of the mania. 

Her story and those of many artists and performers takes us back to a more innocent—and screaming—America.  



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