Friday, February 21, 2014

Weekend reading

- "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.

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