"Beatlemania, as it is called, affects all social classes and all levels of intelligence", The New York Times reported in December 1963.
We'll hear all manner of takes on similar themes over the coming month, with this February 7 marking the 50th anniversary of The Beatles landing at JFK International (New York City's Idlewild airport rechristened on December 24, '63 in tribute to the recently assassinated US President). The group's appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show -- broadcast over the three succeeding Sundays - electrified a new continent.
Plenty came before, and much has happened since, Pan Am Flight 101 delivered the Fab Four aboard a Boeing 707-331, known as the Clipper "Defiance", to a world ready for joy and release.
Celebrating the musical legacy of John, Paul, George and Ringo -- here's Allison Crowe performing "In My Life" -- captured in real-time by film director Alex Postowoi and crew and audio engineer Larry Anschell at Turtle Recording studios by the sea in White Rock, BC, Canada.
(This is an higher-fidelity video recording than has been previously available!)
And, here's another performance of the song -- by Allison recorded, audio-only, at Turtle a couple of years earlier: http://music.allisoncrowe.c...