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Beatlemania in the 1960's

Lomography is travelling through time this week so we thought we'd share some more vintage treasures from the timewarp! Today we've got some black and white photos of boisterous Beatles fans from 1963! The mad mobs were just one of the many clues hinting at the iconic British band's rise to universal fame.

Every person knows at least one Beatles song. That’s how ubiquitous their music is. The English group is the best-selling band in history with over a billion units in sales. Its members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr have been dubbed as some of the most influential people of the 20th century.

We found these black and white photos from 1963 depicting just how much the Beatles were admired, worshiped and, well, attacked even at the beginning of their music careers. Authorities had to contain the crazed fans, crowds chased the men through trains, and some even required medical assistance after some serious fangirling!

Browse the Magazine for more articles on the Beatles. See more photos in “Beatlemania, c.1963” on Retronaut.

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This is the original article written in: English. It is also available in: Português.