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First Beatlemania riot?

Real fans chase The Beatles around London's Marylebone Railway Station in the opening of A Hard Day's Night. This is meant to be Lime Street Station in Liverpool - but the script was in fact inspired by the first 'Beatlemania riot' in Dublin on 7 November, 1963 . Read full story on Medium (free - 3 mins)

How did The Beatles influence David Bowie?

Bowie's first album (1967) In 1964 a young Beatles fan makes his first TV appearance. With astounding chutzpah, the 17-year-old is taking part in a publicity stunt, promoting the (fictitious) Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-haired Men. Always a Beatles fan, David Bowie tried to sign for Apple in 1968. In the 1970s he became a friend and musical collaborator with John Lennon.  The roots of this affinity went deep  as Pete Doggett has pointed out: I was struck ... by the influence the Beatles had on Bowie's work in the 70s. Some of that influence is obvious - the McCartney-inspired piano styling of 'Oh! You Pretty Things', for example. As early as 1965, in an obscure song entitled 'That's Where My Heart Is', Bowie sounded as if he was learning how to write songs by listening to With The Beatles.  source Bowie later covered George Harrison's 'Try Some, Buy Some', claiming that he hadn't realised that George had written the s