If anyone is likely to look kindly on the excesses of new generations of fans, it’s a former Beatlemaniac. “I understand when I see the One Direction kids going mad,” says Bridget Kelly. “People think they’re silly but they’re not. It’s the togetherness. We had this big communal thing that we all knew and loved and understood — something that was yours and nothing to do with your mum and dad. We were all in it together. It was lovely.”
Purchased at the Antiques Garage in Chelsea. The only identifying mark on the back of this print was the handwritten word “Beatles.”
At The End Of The Grosse Freiheit: The Beatles In Hamburg – The Quietus. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr, I believe, girlfriend of Stuart Sutcliffe.
A Hard Day’s Night. It’s good, harmless fun. And you get to see the crowds go totally nuts.
Over the course of more than a decade, Alan Pollack analyzed every Beatles song. Lyrics, form, melody, harmony, arrangement, performance. Wow.