Category Archives: The Beatles

5 surprising things that 1960s TV changed

By 1960, television was firmly entrenched as America’s new hearth. Close to 90% of households had a TV, making the device almost ubiquitous. The ensuing decade would see the medium grow in both importance and range. “… And oh yeah, … Continue reading

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Beatlemania

“Beatlemania was the intense fan frenzy directed towards the English rock band the Beatles in the 1960s. Their popularity started growing in the United Kingdom in late 1963. By the next year, their worldwide tours were characterised by intense levels … Continue reading

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“More popular than Jesus”

“‘More popular than Jesus‘ was part of a longer remark made by the Beatles‘ John Lennon during a 1966 interview, in which he argued that Christianity would end, possibly before rock music. His opinions drew no controversy when originally published … Continue reading

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The Accidental Perfection of the Beatles’ White Album

Fifty years later, the White Album, the Beatles’ masterpiece, is still good, still indelible, still as clean and pure as its sleeve, requiring no explanation or description beyond the band’s name. “To mark this month’s fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles’ … Continue reading

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Poetry, Proto-Rap and Soul: The Sounds of the Black Power Revolution

Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised “The word ‘revolution’ has lost its edge in the 21st century. Advertisements inform us there’s a revolution in hair care or a revolutionary new driverless car. But when young Americans … Continue reading

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“Glad All Over” – The Dave Clark Five (1964)

“Glad All Over” is a song written by Dave Clark and Mike Smith and recorded by The Dave Clark Five. In January 1964, it became the British group’s first big hit, reaching No.1 on the UK Singles Chart. In April … Continue reading

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The Beatles – White Album (1968)

“The Beatles, also known as ‘The White Album’, is the ninth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968. A double album, its plain white sleeve has no graphics or text other than the … Continue reading

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