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Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!

Fifty years ago The Beatles came to America.  On Friday, February 7, 1964, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr arrived from the U.K. at the newly-named John F. Kennedy International Airport.  With cameras flashing and reporters jostling, they were whisked into Manhattan amid the screams, shouts and tears of New York area teens, braving the cold for a mere glimpse of the band.  Then, that Sunday, the veritable king of the television variety show, Ed Sullivan, introduced them to a captivated American audience of more than 73 million viewers—at the time a television record.  And just like that Beatlemania was upon us.

Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! brings us back to the early ‘60s when rock & roll was re-energized--some say saved--by four lads from Liverpool.  The exhibition covers the period from early 1964 through mid-1966—the years Beatlemania ran rampant in America.  During this time the band affected nearly every aspect of pop culture, including fashion, art, advertising, media, and, of course, music.  On display are many Beatles-related pop culture artifacts from the period, as well as correspondence, instruments, posters, photographs, interviews, interactive displays, and an oral history booth in which visitors can leave their own impressions of The Beatles.   Screenings and a series of talks reveal the continuing impact of the Beatles.

Curated by The GRAMMY® Museum in Los Angeles and Fab Four Exhibits, Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! provides fresh new insight into how and why The Beatles impacted America in the 1960s—and beyond.

Current Location

Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, OK

Exhibit Opened

February 4, 2015

On Display Through

May 24, 2015

Past Location

Exhibit Opens

October 10, 2014

Exhibition Closed

January 18, 2015

Past Location

Midwest Music Museum at Mall of America

Exhibit Opened

June 5, 2014

On Display Through

September 7, 2014

Past Location

Exhibit Opened

February 6, 2014

Exhibit Closed

May 10, 2014