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Beatlemania is a term that originated during the 1960s to describe the intense fan frenzy directed toward The Beatles during the early years of their success. The word is a portmanteau of “Beatle” and “mania”, similar to the much earlier … Continue reading

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John Lennon in Pictures

A young John Lennon is pictured with his mother Julia at the home of his aunt Mimi, where he grew up. Picture: Mercury Press Agency / Rex Features Circa 1948: John Lennon is pictured as a young boy in a … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones’ 1972 American Tour

The Rolling Stones embarked on their 1972 American tour to support the release of Exile on Main Street– which in and of itself was a push into new territory for the band, both musically and commercially. What followed rewrote the … Continue reading

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The Beatles (1964) by Robert Whitaker

Robert Whitaker (1939 – 20 September 2011) was a renowned British photographer, best known internationally for his many photographs of The Beatles, taken between 1964 and 1966, and for his photographs of the rock group Cream, which were used in … Continue reading

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The Sutherland Sisters

The Seven Sutherland Sisters, a group of singing ladies from Lockport/ Niagara, N.Y., were famous for their long hair, which they showed off in a sideshow of Barnum & Bailey’s from about 1882 to 1907. On such group photos the … Continue reading

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The Jackson 5 Pictures

The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five, or The Jackson 5ive), later known as The Jacksons, were an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Founding group members Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael formed the group after … Continue reading

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The Beatles Illuminated: The Discovered Works of Mike Mitchell

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