A report by CBS News' London correspondent Alexander Kendrick helped introduce the band to Americans when it aired Nov. 22, 1963 on "CBS Morning News With Mike Wallace."
In 1963, CBS News characterized Beatlemania as an "epidemic" that had "seized" Britain's teenage population. Soon, it would "infect" America.
In the '60s, the Beatles were asked time and time again what the band's name meant. The Fab Four managed to come up with some interesting answers.
At a Washington, D.C. press conference on Feb. 11, 1964, the Beatles are asked if they know one of America's most famous newsmen.