February 1964

The Beatles’ American invasion begins

The day The Beatles’ American invasion began. The Beatles’ Boeing 707, Pan Am flight 101, left London Airport early on the morning of 7 February 1964, bound for New York City.

UK EP release: All My Loving

The Beatles’ fourth EP to be released in the United Kingdom contained a mix of songs from the albums Please Please Me and With The Beatles.

Press conference: London airport

At 1pm The Beatles and their entourage returned to London Airport from Le Bourget, Paris, following their often three-week residency at the Olympia Theatre, Paris. Upon their arrival The Beatles were greeted by around 100 screaming fans, after which they gave their customary press conference.

Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

February 1964 was the month that The Beatles conquered America and began the British Invasion. It began, however, just as January ended, with two more shows in Paris for the group’s 18-day residency at the Olympia Theatre.