“Forgotten Hollywood”- Grammy Museum Enjoys Beatlemania

Posted on July 2, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Fifty-two years ago The Beatles came to America. Their journey began on February 7th, 1964. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr arrived from the United Kingdom at the newly-named John F. Kennedy International Airport. With cameras flashing, and reporters jostling, they were whisked into Manhattan amid the screams, shouts, and tears of New York-area teens, braving the cold for a mere glimpse of the band.

   That Sunday, the veritable King of the television variety show, Ed Sullivan, introduced them to a captivated American audience of more than 73 million viewers; at the time a television record. And just like that, Beatlemania was upon us.



   Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! brings us back to the early 1960s, when rock & roll was re-energized by four lads from Liverpool. The exhibit covers the period from early 1964 through mid-1966; the years Beatlemania ran rampant in America. During this time the band affected nearly every aspect of pop culture, including fashion, media, art, advertising, and of course, music. On display are many Beatles-related pop culture artifacts from the period, as well as correspondence, instruments, posters, photographs, interviews, interactive displays, and a booth in which visitors can sing-along with Ringo Starr. Screenings and a series of talks reveal the continuing impact of The Beatles.

ad_1_img   Curated by the Grammy Museum and Fab Four Exhibits, Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! provides fresh new insight into how and why The Beatles impacted America in the 1960s, and beyond. The exhibition runs through September 5th.

   The Grammy Museum at LA Live is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd., in Los Angeles.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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