2011 – On this day in Rock, 50 years after the Beatles honed their skills, created Beatlemania, and changed the world… The Cavern Club is revived for a tribute today. A 16 year old, Alex McKechnie, relates his experiences in a tribute by the BBC of the days of glory of the Famous club, and […]
1993 – George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on the fifth season premiere of the Fox animated comedy series “The Simpsons.” “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” is the first episode of The Simpsons’ fifth season. It features the Be-Sharps, a fictional barbershop quartet founded by Homer, whose story roughly parallels that of The Beatles. The […]
1987 – Beatlemania returns to US charts as the group holds down the Top 4 on US CD chart: 1. Hard Day’s Night 2. Please Please Me 3. Beatles for Sale 4. With the Beatles
1986 – The producers of Broadway’s Beatlemania are ordered to pay $10 million to the Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd. because the show is deemed too much like the Beatles. Beatlemania was a Broadway musical revue focused on the life and music of The Beatles. Advertised as “Not the Beatles, But an Incredible Simulation,” it ran […]
1964 – Beatlemania hits New York as the group plays two shows at Carnegie Hall tonight. The New York Times says the audience gave a better performance than the band. The New Street Music record store offers to send anyone who buys a Beatles record to a barbershop next door to receive a free Beatles […]
1963 – In the English newspaper Daily Express, a reporter tries to account for Beatlemania by saying it fills empty heads.
1963 – Beatlemania begins as the Beatles appear on the BBC’s Sunday Night at the Palladium show. Some 15 million people watch the program, with thousands crowding the streets around the London theater to get a look at the band.