Secret passage: The Beatles invade (1965)

Jan 10, 2017 by

Secret passage

Not since Normandy had an invasion been so skillfully staged.

The jet from London touched down at Kennedy International Airport on a remote runway guarded by 50 policemen. So far, so good. Then John and George and Paul and Ringo entered automobiles and pulled off a surprise tactic — a westbound drive on an eastbound Manhattan street. That enabled them to slip into their hotel all but unnoticed by the 10,000 Beatle fans straining at police barricades.

Now the mop-topped Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire could relax — briefly, anyway — before heading by helicopter for a Shea Stadium concert opening their eighteen-day tour of the US and Canada.

At a press conference in their hotel, someone asked if they were bored with being Beatles. Came the cry from four millionaire musicians at once: “No!”


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