Lonnie Ostrow

The Jewish Roots of Beatlemania

February 10, 2014, by

This article originally appeared in The Jewish Star.   Fifty years ago this week, on Feb. 7, 1964, four charismatic, long-haired young men from Liverpool landed at the newly renamed JFK airport. They were met at the Pan Am arrival terminal by 5,000 screaming fans (mostly young women). Two nights later, they made their American television