They’re Gonna Crucify Me

A little over a month after the Beatles shocked fans with the controversial “butcher cover” of Yesterday and Today, the Beatles found themselves at the center of another controversy when John’s casual observation about the declining popularity of the church—made during an interview with the Maureen Cleave of London Evening Standard the previous March—was taken… Read more

When The Beatles Came To Anytown, USA

Beatlemania is once again rampant as towns that welcomed the Beatles in the late summer of ’64—some rather reluctantly at the time—look back at the moment with pride. Many cities are holding Beatle festivities to mark the event. Fifty years ago, bewildered city fathers nervously anticipated the Beatles arrival. Many were fearful that their nice,… Read more