79 Days Later: Cheered Up & Ready For Change

According to the “Kennedy Rebound Theory of Beatlemania,” the Beatles boosted the national spirit after the assassination and made us more receptive to the happy tumult the Beatles ushered in. The Saturday Evening Post agreed saying, “They served for a time to divert us. We wish them well. We like them better than Cyprus, Panama… Read more

John and Yoko’s Peace Campaign: The Fan Reaction

First-generation fans recall the Beatle years as a “journey” or “odyssey,” with a nonstop flow of challenging sounds, images, and ideas all along the way. When Yoko entered the scene, John and Yoko became a compelling spin-off spectacle, parallel to the Beatles and no less challenging. The dynamic duo­—using mass media and conceptual art to… Read more