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Thanks to media coverage and a publicity campaign by Capitol Records, thousands of screaming fans greet The Beatles when their plane lands in New York at 1:20 p.m. The scenes become iconic images of Beatlemania.
The Beatles have the #1 song in America - "I Want To Hold Your Hand" - and this is their first trip to the country. They are met with a frenzy of adulation, and the group is up to the task, charming reporters at a press conference held soon after the plane lands. Some of the exchanges:
Reporter: Are you a little embarrassed by the lunacy you cause?
Lennon: No, it's great.... We like lunatics.
Reporter: In Detroit Michigan, they're handing out car stickers saying, 'Stamp Out The Beatles.'
Paul: Well, we're bringing out a Stamp Out Detroit campaign.
Reporter: Aren't you afraid of what the American Barbers Association is going to think of you?
Ringo: Well, we run quicker than the English ones, we'll have a go here, you know.