Coming to New York City on February 7 – 9, 2014. It was 50 years ago that The Beatles first came to America, and The Fest For Beatles Fans is a huge celebration of all things Fab. You’ll see many close associates of the Beatles, including Donovan (“Mellow Yellow”), Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon “World Without Love” and former A&R at Apple Records), Billy J. Kramer (“Bad To Me”), Chad & Jeremy (“Yesterday’s Gone”), and former UK head of the Beatles Fan Club, Freda Kelly who is profiled in the recent documentary Good Ol’ Freda.
The Fest started in 1974 as the brainchild of a Beatles fan Mark Lapidos. In 1974 he was a 26-year-old manager of a Sam Goody record store. As a Beatles devotee, he simply wanted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the year in which the Beatles first came to America. So he decided to create a weekend convention in Manhattan for fellow Beatles fans. Now its officially the longest running Beatles convention in the country. Buy advance Tickets!