New York's JFK Airport to honour 50 years of The Beatles

The Beatles. (AFP Photo)

The Beatles. (AFP Photo)

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The Beatles will be honoured at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York to mark 50 years since the band's first U.S. press conference there.

The New York Port Authority, the organization which manages the airport, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band's first trip to America by hosting an event at the central terminal on Friday.

Officials will unveil a plaque marking the band's landing at 'JFK' exactly five decades after the musicians first touched down there on February 7, 1964.

The two surviving Beatles - Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr - will be guests on The Late Show With David Letterman two days later on Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of the group's American TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.