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Since their first performances in 1960, the Beatles’ cultural influence grew in unparalleled ways. From Liverpool to Beatlemania, and from dance halls to Abbey Road Studios and the digital age, the band’s impact exploded during their heyday, and has endured in the decades following their disbandment. Beatles fashion and celebrity culture, politics, psychedelia and the Summer of Love all highlight different aspects of the group’s complex relationship with the world around them. With a wide range of short, snapshot chapters, The Beatles in Context brings together key themes in which to better explore the Beatles’ lives and work and understand their cultural legacy, focusing on the people and places central to the Beatles’ careers, the visual media that contributed to their enduring success, and the culture and politics of their time.