Who is Arlington’s favorite Beatle? The results are in…

Any guesses?

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Scroll to the end of this post to find out…

In the 1960s a new band known as the Beatles burst on the pop music scene and changed it forever. Band members included George Harrison, John Lennon,  Paul McCartney,  and Ringo Starr.   With the release of three anthologies in the mid-1990s, the group remained one of the best-selling of all time.

On February 7, 1964, the Beatles arrived at Kennedy International Airport in New York City, met by 110 police officers and a mob of more than 10,000 screaming fans. The British Invasion–and in particular, “Beatlemania”–had begun, and the “mop-topped” Beatles–John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr–wasted no time in endearing themselves to American fans and the media, though many adults remained skeptical. According to the February 24, 1964, Newsweek cover story, the Beatles’ music, already topping the charts, was “a near disaster” that did away with “secondary rhythms, harmony, and melody.” Despite such early criticism, the Beatles garnered two Grammy Awards in 1964, foreshadowing the influence they would have on the future of pop culture.   …Except taken from  Encyclopedia of World Biography (via the library database – Biography in Context.)

Some of the latest books include:

All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release

Beatles: Six Days that Changed the World February 1964 

The Beatles are Here: 50 Years after the Band Arrived in America    

Beatles: The BBC Archives 1962-1970

The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions: The Official Story of the Abbey Road Years 1962-1970

The Best of the Beatles: Cello

The Best of the Beatles: Flute

The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein story  (a graphic novel)

The John Lennon Letters 

Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years

When They Were Boys: The True story of the Beatles’ Rise to the Top

You can reserve these or any other Beatles material.

And now Arlington Beatles fans –  

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PETE BEST                                     2 votes

RINGO STARR                              16 votes

JOHN LENNON                             20 votes

PAUL McCARTNEY                      26 votes

and the winner  —-

GEORGE HARRISON                28 VOTES

GEORGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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