• Short Summary

    'BEATLEMANIA', THE TEENAGE CRAZE THAT HAS SWEPT BRITAIN, REACHED A CLIMAX YESTERDAY, (SATURDAY), WHEN THE FOUR YOUNG MEN WHO STARTED IT ALL RETURNED HOME TO LIVERPOOL, FOR A CONCERT - TAKING THE MERSEY-SOUND BACK TO THE MERSEY.

  • Description

    'BEATLEMANIA', THE TEENAGE CRAZE THAT HAS SWEPT BRITAIN, REACHED A CLIMAX YESTERDAY, (SATURDAY), WHEN THE FOUR YOUNG MEN WHO STARTED IT ALL RETURNED HOME TO LIVERPOOL, FOR A CONCERT - TAKING THE MERSEY-SOUND BACK TO THE MERSEY.

    THE BEATLES MIGHT NOT SOUND, MUSICALLY, VERY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER TEENAGE ROCK AND ROLL GROUPS WHICH HAVE ENJOYED A METEORIC RISE TO THE TOP OF THE BILL IN RECENT YEARS.YET IN THE FEW MONTHS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN IN THE PUBLIC EYE THEY HAVE BECOME A NATIONAL INSTITUTION - DICTATING FASHION BOTH IN MUSIC AND DRESS.

    FRINGED HAIRCUTS, TIGHT BLACK TROUSERS AND BLACK LEATHER COATS HAVE BECOME THE STANDARD DRESS FOR THE MALE BRITISH TEENAGER, AND FOR THE GIRLS, ALSO SEEKING TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES WITH THE CRAZE, BEATLE WIGS, AND JEWELLERY WITH PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE FOUR YOUNG MUSICIANS.

    THE ONE NIGHT STANDS MADE BY THE BEATLES DURING A NATION-WIDE TOUR HAVE MADE HEADLINES IN THE NATIONAL PRESS, AS SCREAMING FANS BATTLED POLICE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR TICKETS OR A GLIMPSE OF THE QUARTET.THE PERFORMANCES, TOO, HAVE ESTABLISHED A FAMILIAR PATTERN - SCREAMS AND SHOUTS AS THE BEATLES RENDER SONG WHICH THE YOUNGER GENERATION IN BRITAIN SING AND WHISTLE IN THE STREETS.

    TEENAGE ADULATION IS OFTEN FICKLE, BUT THE IMPACT MADE BY THE BEATLES IN BRITAIN AND ON THE BRITISH WAY OF LIFE IS SO PROFOUND THAT THE YOUNG MEN FROM LIVERPOOL ARE ASSURED OF POPULARITY FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE THAT MAY BE WITHOUT PRECEDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ENTERTAINMENT WORLD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZSAPBXPA4IT55X8VH92HMMOG
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZSAPBXPA4IT55X8VH92HMMOG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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