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Beatlemania 50 Years Ago

50 years ago, the Beatles were at the top of the charts. At the same time this occurred – Beatlemania. The term describes the state strong, bordering on hysteria, love the group The Beatles. Let’s see photos of one of the most famous bands in history, as well as learn how Beatlemania originated 50 years ago.

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Beatlemania 50 Years Ago:

Starting with imitation American classics of rock ‘n’ roll of the 1950s, The Beatles came to his own style and sound. The Beatles had a significant influence on rock music and is recognized by experts one of the most successful groups of the XX century, as in the creative and commercial sense.

Paris, January 15, 1964. Left to right: John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. In the background is the Arc de Triomphe. (Photo by AP Photo):


Discography includes 13 official studio albums, published in 1963-1970, respectively, and 211 songs.

Left – John Lennon, center with guitar – George Harrison and Ringo Starr backstage at Versailles, France, January 15, 1964. (Photo by AP Photo | Tellier):


Beatles first concert outside the UK. Paris, January 17, 1964. (Photo by AFP | Getty Images):


Police holding back fans. Paris, February 5, 1964. (Photo by AP Photo):


Liverpool – a special city in British history. Industrial center, major port and place of entry into the country of cultural innovations. These foreign seamen brought foreign goods and, among them, the most recent records from overseas.

Beatles Group was founded in 1960, in its composition played by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr. (Photo by AP Photo):


Screaming crowd of fans in New York, February 7, 1964. (Photo by AP Photo):


The Beatles in New York, February 8, 1964. (Photo by AP Photo):


The inception of Beatlemania considered October 13, 1963. On this day, The Beatles performed at London’s Palladium. Thousands of fans, mostly teenagers, filled concert hall adjacent to the streets in the hope, if not go to the concert, then at least just to see the musicians. Throughout the concert in the hall was deafening noise, almost overlapping music. After the concert, when the musicians left the concert hall, a crowd of admirers, who was on the street, in an attempt to see their idols arranged stampede.

Two days later, October 15, 1963 in the newspaper The Daily Mirror published an article about the concert The Beatles. In describing the behavior of the fans had used the word “Beatlemania.” The term was picked up by other media.

Hall London Palladium, July 22, 1964. (Photo by AP Photo | Bob Dear):


Hysterical fans at the International Airport in Los Angeles, August 18, 1964. (Photo by AP Photo):


After The Beatles in February 1964 came on tour in the U.S., it became apparent that Beatlemania stepped overseas. Beatlemania soon were extended to other countries.

Fans in California, August 23, 1964. Man forced to plug our ears not to hear the screams. (Photo by AP Photo):


In the USSR, “Melody” was officially released only album A Hard Day’s Night in 1986. (Photo by AP Photo):


21-year-old Paul McCartney, February 9, 1964. (Photo by AP Photo):


Paul McCartney (right) shows his guitar to Ed Sullivan before Live from New York, February 9, 1964. (Photo by AP Photo):


Many well-known rock musicians, including Russian, recognize that became those under the influence of songs The Beatles. (Photo by AP Photo):


Rolling Stone magazine put The Beatles on the 1st place in the list of the greatest artists of all time. Total sales units of media content (CDs and cassettes) associated with the group for a long time exceeded one billion copies. (Photo by Library of Congress):


The Beatles and Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali. (Photo by AP Photo):


Song «Yesterday», composed by Paul McCartney, one of the most famous creations by Paul and The Beatles, becoming classics of world music. According to the Guinness Book of Records for this song was created more covers than any other ever written – only in the XX century, it was performed by various musicians over seven million times. (Photo by AP Photo):


Left – George Harrison, right – Ringo Starr. (Photo by AP Photo):


Police officers hold back the crowd of fans, London, February 22, 1964. (Photo by AP Photo):


The Beatles at the London airport. Ahead – Paul McCartney, 22 February 1964. (Photo by AP Photo):


Rehearsal for the TV show at Wembley in London, April 1964. (Photo AP Photo):


Drummer Ringo Starr and his wax replica at Madame Tussauds, London, 29 April 1964. (Photo by AP Photo):


Television recording in the Netherlands, June 5, 1964. (Photo by Nationaal Archief):


London, England, June 7, 1964. Stewardess combs George Harrison (Photo by AP Photo):


During the tour, the Beatles to Australia and New Zealand. A crowd of fans in Melbourne, June 16, 1964. (Photo AP Photo):


Press conference of the Beatles in 1964. (Photo by AP Photo):


Ringo Starr, England, in 1964. (Photo by AP Photo):


Performance in San Francisco, August 20, 1964. (Photo AP Photo):


September 18, 1964. During the second round of The Beatles in the USA. (Photo by AP Photo):


Beatlemania 50 years ago. (Photo by AP Photo | Bob Daugherty):


The Beatles stopped working together in 1970, though it has at least since 1967, Paul and John were their own projects. After the collapse of each of the musicians went on a solo career. In 1980, near his home was killed John Lennon in 2001, died from cancer George Harrison. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr continue to engage in creative writing and music. (Photo by AP Photo):


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