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Author Berman, Garry.

Title "We're going to see the Beatles!" : an oral history of Beatlemania as told by the fans who were there / Garry Berman ; foreword by Sid Bernstein ; preface by Mark Lapidos.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, Calif. : Santa Monica Press, [2008]

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Description 1 online resource (284 pages) : illustrations
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 284).
Contents Early rumblings -- The first invasion -- A hard day's night -- The 1964 tour -- The Shea Stadium concert/1965 tour -- The 1966 tour -- The end of touring and the middle period -- The Apple years -- The break-up and solo years -- The original fans today -- Reflecting.
Summary Comprised of fans' anecdotes, photographs, personal stories, and mementos, the contributors' stories reconstruct the entire history of Beatlemania in America, dating from the earliest whispers about the group to The Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, and from the breakup to the present day. The stories range from hilarious to compelling and poignant, one group of friends stole maid uniforms in an attempt to sneak into the Plaza Hotel during The Beatles' first visit to New York, one fan camped out overnight in front of a movie theater in order to be the first to buy tickets for the premiere of A Hard Day's Night, and another attended a strict Catholic school but was so devoted to the group that she declared out loud to her class that she would rather see The Beatles than the Pope. What emerges from these stories is a richly detailed and entertaining history of the profound impact that The Beatles and their music had on their fans' personal lives, an effect that continues to be meaningful to this day.
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Subject Beatles.
Rock music fans -- Interviews.
Rock music fans.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Berman, Garry. "We're going to see the Beatles!". Santa Monica, Calif. : Santa Monica Press, ©2008 (DLC) 2008001800
ISBN 9781595809872 (electronic book)
1595809872 (electronic book)
9781595808561 (electronic book)
1595808566 (electronic book)
Music No. EB00656304 Recorded Books