Posts Tagged ‘The Beatles’

The British Invasion

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Rock ‘N’ Roll was travelling across the Atlantic Ocean and slowly making an impact in Great Britain and Europe in the late 1950′s and early 1960′s. Some British groups, especially in Liverpool,  started to merge the American style of music with their own in 1962. This new sound became known as Merseybeat. That same year, some of these acts, reached The Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

At the same time in the United States, teenagers, were looking for something fresh, and it was about to happen.

The Washington Post published the first story in the United States regarding the excitement The Beatles were creating  in England.

On December 17, 1963, “I Want To Hold Your Hand” was played on WWDC, Washington, D.C. The next day the local record stores couldn’t fill the requests for a record which wasn’t even in stock. Capitol Records released it on December 26, three weeks ahead of schedule. Since most teenagers were home for Christmas vacation, sales skyrocketed, and Beatlemania spread quickly throughout the United States. Read more »

Beatles’ mono vinyl brings fans back to the start

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Curled up on the couch, sprawled across the floor or dancing around the bedroom, Baby Boomers can likely remember the first time they heard a Beatles record blaring from a popping, skipping turntable.

With its distorted but full-bodied sound, vinyl is the preferred method of many for digesting music and, as part of a recent resurgence of the format, has led to a new vinyl collection that will leave any fan of The Beatles salivating: The Beatles in Mono, out Tuesday.

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