"We didn't think there was a chance. We just didn't imagine it at all, we didn't even bother. Even when we came over to America the first time, we were only coming over to buy L.P.s.".
- John Lennon
"The Beatle bounce erupted in Manhattan yesterday as the young men with heads like unmade beds made their first public appearance here at the CBS studio at 53rd St. and Broadway.
The bounce was introduced by 800 frenzied fans on the edge of hysteria and their seats who shrieked out their love for the bundles from Britain.
From the moment the Beatles began by blasting out "All My Loving" the kids bounced like dervishes in their seats to the driving beat.
With the Beatle Bounce, performed best by wild-eyed girls aged between ten and fifteen, but likely to infect adults, goes a wild screaming as if Dracula had just appeared on stage. The screams reached a pitch dangerous to the eardrums at times when the Beatles shook their shaggy locks.".
- The New York Daily News, February 10, 1964