’The Beatles sweep through the great US cities, drawing tens of thousands to airports for the merest glimpse.
They play for no more than half an hour per concert. A Hard Days Night has guaranteed them star status in the cinema and they laughed their way through Help! in Technicolour. Paul dreams that he has written Yesterday – and has. They are the first band to play a baseball stadium, Shea in New York, breaking records for crowd fever, numbers and good cheer. Oh, and they go to Buckingham Palace to receive medals from the Queen and, by now, more or less accept it as their due. They are, however, as happy and polite as can be.
’Wherever they went, they brought Beatlemania with them. They couldn’t help it; it was a form of real love. George would say many years later that the world used them as an excuse to go mad and then blamed it on the Beatles, but there is a parallel theory that it was time for the world to go that sort of mad – get down a bit, loosen up, and like Uncle John in Long Tall Sally, have some fun tonight. The crowd scenes are awesome and, in retrospect awful. How did no-one get killed?...
Beatlebob :) on 21st May 13:
“I was born in the wrong place in time! :(”
marydean on 24th Apr 13:
“My favourite Beatles year! Wish I was there...”
Douglas_Fir on 3rd Jan 13:
“I'm quite happy I wasn't there - I'm sure you couldn't even hear them at the concerts! =D”
megan725 on 15th Oct 12:
“i wish i was alive during Beatlemenia”
keipicazo on 5th Oct 12:
“I wish I was alive during those times. :(”
EastofWest on 28th Sep 12:
“There should be a Billboard Beatles album of April, 11, 1964. All mono.
14 Beatles songs were on the Billboard 100 that week. The same number of songs that usually went on their early albums.”
Beatlebabe678 on 28th Jul 12:
“I NEED a dang time machine”
Beatlebabe678 on 27th Jul 12:
“Why did I have to be born in this generation??”
thebeatlesavedmusic on 12th May 12:
“why do they have 2 have b sooooo darn cute”
alien_beatle on 4th Apr 12:
“I was born in the wrong generation :((”
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