Little Debbie Fyall joined the Beatles in Central Park on February 8, 1964.
"I remember my parents in the morning saying, ‘Get dressed. We’re going to see the Beatles.’ And I didn’t really know what that meant," said Waugh, now a part-time teacher at a horticulture center.
“I remember John Lennon asking me my name and how old I was. He hoisted me up onto his shoulders. I was the only kid around at that point.”
"I was a little scared because I couldn’t see my parents," said Debbie, as she recalled that moment 50 years ago when she met John, Paul and Ringo during the Beatles’ maiden trip to America (George Harrison was at the hotel with the flu).
“I saw the sea of camera lenses in front of me. Then I looked over and saw my father, who said, ‘It’s okay, I’m here.’ “