Penn State Laureate Kenneth Womack’s essay series, “50 Years of Beatles,” continues with a look at Penn State Altoona's upcoming International Beatles Celebration. On Feb. 7, 1964, the Beatles arrived to unprecedented fanfare at New York City’s … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: “The Greatest Showbiz Town Ever”
In January 1964, only a few scant weeks before the Beatles took America by storm, the band mates settled in for an extended stay in Paris. For the group, the Parisian visit proved to be a magical experience, with the Beatles playing 18 shows at the … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: The Beatles Take Paris!
Fab Four produced a small but memorable collection of holiday tunes Between 1962 and 1970, the Beatles recorded one musical masterwork after another, amassing some 27 No. 1 hits in the United States and the United Kingdom, while producing such … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: Christmas Time Is Here Again
As with so many history-making juggernauts, the story of the Beatles is littered with folklore — often created by the insatiable appetite of the media, the group’s legions of fans and sometimes even the band mates themselves. Looking back on the … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: “It’s Going to Be a Really Big Show”
For most Americans, the explosive power of Beatlemania first revealed itself with the Beatles’ legend-making appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday, Feb. 9, 1964. But back in their homeland, the Beatles’ fame had reached its fever pitch some … [Continue reading] about 50 Years of Beatles: Ladies and Gentlemen, Beatlemania!