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By the time the Beatles’ car made its way from canada goose outlet toronto location JFK to Manhattan, word was out and fanshad already begun to mob the posh Plaza Hotel on Fifth Avenue, where the boys were shown to a spacious 10 room suite on the 12th floor with commandingviews of Central Park.

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The sidewalks in front of the building werea solid block of humanity. Chants of “We want the Beatles! We want the Beatles! ” punctuated theNew York din.

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