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Paul McCartney with an anti-Beatles button, 1966 (via Retronaut)

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Paul McCartney with an anti-Beatles button, 1966 (via Retronaut)

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The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand

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The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There

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The Beatles - She Loves You

I absolutely love any footage of people going crazy over The Beatles because it is one of the best examples of the pure insanity - yet overwhelming perfection - of desire being awakened.

And I think we all know what that is like.

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The Beatles - Till There Was You

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The Beatles - All My Loving

If Wikipedia is to be trusted, this is the first song that The Beatles played on the Ed Sullivan Show on this day, February the 9th, back in 1964.

Prepare for a tiny British invasion today.

thedissolve:

“A Hard Day’s Night finds the band reveling in its then-new fame while trying to escape it, if only for a few moments at a time. John, Paul, George, and Ringo cast a skeptical eye at the machinery of stardom, but they never seem cynical about what it means to be The Beatles in 1964, and never do anything to give those screaming throngs any reason to grow disillusioned with their idols. The music is as pure as the motives of the people making it: young men, just a few years older than the audiences they’re working into a frenzy, who want nothing more than to express themselves and please the crowd. It’s just the rest of the world, with its endless questions and demands, that keeps getting in the way.”

Zip up your Beatle boots and practice your hysterical screaming: A Hard Day’s Night is our Movie Of The Week. [Read more…]

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The Beatles - I’m So Tired

Yep.

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The Beatles - Mean Mr. Mustard (from The Beatles Anthology 3)