Beatles press conference, Friday evening, Hotel Warwick, 6th Ave. & W. 54th St. / World Telegram & Sun photo by Stanley Wolfson.
Photograph shows the backs of the Beatles' heads, focusing on their hair, as they are interviewed and photographed.
NYWT&S staff photograph.
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Caption from newspaper: A bird's-eye view of four multi-million-dollar nests, owned by the Beatles. It was taken at press conference after their arrival.
Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).
Formed in Liverpool during 1960 Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, are regarded as the foremost and most influential band of all time. Beatles experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963 their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania". No band has influenced pop culture the way the Beatles had. Beatles were innovators. During the week of April 4, 1964, the Beatles held the first five slots on the Billboard Singles chart. They sold more than a billion records.
The New York World-Telegram, later known as the New York World-Telegram and The Sun, was a New York City newspaper from 1931 to 1967. The Library of Congress collection includes about 1 million photographs that the New York World-Telegram & Sun Newspaper assembled mostly 1890 and 1967, the year in which the newspaper closed. This newspaper photo morgue is typical of the files that newspapers maintain of images that either were published or were believed to have some future publication potential. Such files were periodically "weeded" by newspaper staff members. Much of the photography used by newspapers is "quick copy," and many images have been cropped, retouched, or highlighted for publication. Some images were taken by the newspaper's staff photographers while others came from wire press services, studios, or amateur photographers.