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“The sooner it ends the better” (record execs’ lament of the Beatles’ invasion of America)

The headline for the Feb. 29, 1964, edition of Billboard (The International Music-Record Newsweekly) was:  Beatles Business Booms But Blessings Mixed. On the left column of the front page was an article about the band grossing more than $17 million … Continue reading

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The House of the Rising Sun – 1964 – The Animals

The Animals had their only number one single in the U.S.with “House of the Rising Sun.” It hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 on Sept. 5, 1964, after being a #1 hit in the UK in July. The … Continue reading

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