Friday, February 21, 2014
- "Oh hello girls, busy day?" Rolling Stone gives a brief history of The Beatles' most storied set of fans, the Apple Scruffs. - Here's a helpful primer on the Fabs' famously confusing catalog of American releases. Sidenote: The whole idea of a band having parallel discographies is a bit strange. I can't imagine there are any comparable examples. - The New York Times, February 8th, 1964. The hair! The suits! What weirdos!! - Elijah Wald: How The Beatles consolidated and segregated the pop music scene of the 1960s. - "It’s impossible to imagine now how distant, unachievable and magical America seemed to us." Peter Asher on Beatlemania and the British Invasion.