In Beatlefan #261, Bill King looks at how The Beatles remained unknown in the U.S. as they conquered the U.K. charts 60 years ago this spring. Also, Al Sussman examines how the Red and Blue greatest hits albums introduced The Beatles to Gen-X, and teacher David Persails relates how he has gotten his high school students into the Fabs. Among other features in this jam-packed issue, Wally Podrazik visits a spot in Chicago that serves up memories of The Beatles and Vee-Jay Records, Shelley Germeaux remembers Linda McCartney 25 years later, Brad Hundt chats with Denny Laine, Bruce Snively recalls attending Wings’ final concert, Ivor Davis finds John Lennon (sort of) in Cuba, Kathy Urbanic looks back at The Beatles’ 1966 break and Bill Harry shares some Mersey Memories. Plus, of course, we have the latest news (including more Ringo tour dates), and reviews of recent performances and books!
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COMING NEXT TIME: The Day The Beatles Came to Town in 1963 and The Rutles’ saga. Check it out!