February 8, 2014 by admin
What the critics wrote about the Beatles in 1964 (compiled by Cary Schneider, L.A. Times)
I did a similar roundup here a few months back – Beatles Invade American Newspapers, Feb 1964 – but my interest was less in what people were saying about the Beatles at the time (not that that’s at all uninteresting) than in what else was going on (headline- and ad-wise, I mean) around the swirl of Beatlemania: Oswald, Castro, marijuana, Cambodia, Gitmo, Guantanamo, colour TV, etc. How and where did the Beatles fit into the collage of American life ca. Feb ’64?