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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:
The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein story (a graphic novel)
You can reserve these or any other Beatles material.
And now Arlington Beatles fans –
PETE BEST 2 votes
RINGO STARR 16 votes
JOHN LENNON 20 votes
PAUL McCARTNEY 26 votes
and the winner —-
GEORGE HARRISON 28 VOTES