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The Beatles in Australia

13  June 2014

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It’s been said that you can’t really trust someone who doesn’t like the Blues or The Beatles.  It’s 50 years ago – a half century – since The Fab Four took Australia by storm: 300,000 people – a third of its then population -turned out in Adelaide to welcome them to the City of Churches.
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The Beatles

The eruption of Beatlemania in Australia was more intense than anywhere in the world. For thirteen days in 1964 the nation was held in a kind of euphoria, captivated by the talent, the songs and the charm of the Fab Four on their concert tour.
This exhibition, at the Melbourne Arts Centre until 1 July,  presents the sights and sounds of Beatlemania — the arrivals, the press conferences, the concerts and the screaming fans – through newsreel footage, television reports, radio coverage, magazines and press clippings.  It looks at how Australians responded to The Beatles and the tour’s lasting impact on Australian music and culture.

If you’re not in Melbourne and can’t get to it , the exhibition website is well worth checking.

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