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The Beatles Are Here!

50 Years After The Band Arrived In America, Writers And Other Fans Remember

By Penelope Rowlands

The arrival of the Beatles was one of those unforgettable cultural touchstones. Through the voices of those who witnessed it or were swept up in it indirectly, The Beatles Are Here! explores the emotional impact—some might call it hysteria—of the Fab Four’s February 1964 dramatic landing on our shores. Contributors, including Lisa See, Gay Talese, Renée Fleming, Roy Blount, Jr., and many others, describe in essays and interviews how they were inspired by the Beatles.

This intimate and entertaining collection arose from writer Penelope Rowlands’s own Beatlemaniac phase: she was one of the screaming girls captured in an iconic photograph that has since been published around the world—and is displayed on the cover of this book. The stories of these girls, who found each other again almost 50 years later, are part of this volume as well. The Beatles Are Here! gets to the heart of why, half a century later, the Beatles still matter to us so deeply.


Format: Book
Author: Rowlands, Penelope
Title: The Beatles are here! : 50 years after the band arrived in America, writers and other fans remember / edited by Penelope Rowlands.
Publisher Date: Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2014.
Subject: Beatles -- Influence. Rock music fans -- United States.
Isbn: 9781616203504 (pbk.) 1616203501 (pbk.)
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Format: Book
Author: Rowlands, Penelope.
Title: The Beatles are here! : 50 years after the band arrived in America, writers and other fans remember / edited by Penelope Rowlands.
Publisher, Date: Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2014.
Description: xxiii, 255 pages ; 21 cm
Subjects: Beatles -- Influence.
Subjects: Rock music fans -- United States.
LCCN: 2013033601
ISBN: 9781616203504 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1616203501 (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 782.42166 Row