It was 53 years ago today – Beatlemania hits America! The Beatles arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York City. Three thousand screaming fans were at Kennedy Airport to great them that day. A week earlier “I Want To Hold Your Hand” had hit #1 on the Billboard Top 100 singles chart. Two days after landing The Beatles would make their first appearance in America on The Ed Sullivan Show. I wonder how many rock and roll bands were born on that Sunday night? 73 million viewers in the United States were watching that night, 40% of the United States population. The rest as they say is history.