Time Inc.’s ‘PEOPLE’ Announces Special Collector’s Book

Celebrating Beatlemania!: It Was 50 Years Ago Today!

NEW YORK--()--PEOPLE magazine, the world’s most popular celebrity weekly, announces the release of Celebrating Beatlemania!, a special collector’s book that looks back at the 50 years since four lads from Liverpool, England, landed in New York City in 1964, appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show to a record-breaking TV audience of 73 million, and officially jump-started the British Invasion. The Fab Four were the biggest thing to hit the entertainment industry since Elvis Presley. A cultural force, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr – the lovable mop-tops who wore collarless suits—sparked a global frenzy, captured the hearts of a generation, and forever reshaped pop music. The 128-page commemorative soft cover book is bursting with fab facts and great photos, recreating the “yeah, yeah, yeah” spirit of a once-in-a-lifetime event. Celebrating Beatlemania! is available on newsstands Friday, Jan. 31 ($11.99/US; $15.99 CAN).

What’s Inside Celebrating Beatlemania!

Come Together: Swept up in the beat music scene in Liverpool, five teenagers – John, Paul, George, Pete Best, and Stuart Sutcliffe – form a band.

Beatles Blitz Hamburg: In the sin capital of Europe, the Beatles forge a new sound – and leave with a new look.

P.S. We Love You: Once Ringo joins the band and makes it the Fab Four, Beatlemania is born in Britain, and even the Queen Mum is swept up in the craziness.

And I Love Her: Cynthia Powell, Jane Asher, Pattie Boyd, and Maureen Cox – the Fab Four’s birds – stood by their Beatles but irked jealous fans.

Ticket to Ride: The boys ruled Europe, but worried about America. When it, too, fell in a joyous swoon, they knew they had reached the goal of their dreams – “the toppermost of the poppermost.”

The Movies: After the triumph of A Hard Day’s Night, the Beatles did not need Help! to secure a place in film history.

British Invasion: Britannia ruled – and reinvigorated – American pop as the Rolling Stones and The Who rode ashore in the Beatles wake.

Hello, Goodbye: In April 1970, the Beatles called it quits. They went out with a bang, not a whimper, but the Beatles final bow closed rock’s giddiest era.

About PEOPLE

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Marnie Perez, 212-522-6300
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Julie Farin, 212-522-6300

Time Inc.'s 'PEOPLE' Announces Special Collector's Book, Celebrating Beatlemania!: It Was 50 Years Ago Today! (Photo: Business Wire)

Time Inc.'s 'PEOPLE' Announces Special Collector's Book, Celebrating Beatlemania!: It Was 50 Years Ago Today! (Photo: Business Wire)

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PEOPLE magazine announces the release of Celebrating Beatlemania!, a special collector’s book that looks back at the 50 years since four lads from Liverpool jump-started the British Invasion.

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Contacts

PEOPLE
Marnie Perez, 212-522-6300
or
Julie Farin, 212-522-6300