Reflections on The Beatles in America
There has never been an era in American history when the youth culture was more influential than that turbulent, exciting, idealistic, hedonistic time known as “The Sixties.” Young people provided the impetus for the civil rights and anti-war movements, the sexual revolution, the recreational drug culture, and more.
Music was the Internet of the 1960s, and the Beatles provided the soundtrack. They wrote it themselves, performed it in their own unique way, and evolved under the brightest spotlight that ever shone on performing artists. They were four remarkably gifted young men who blended their talents into something extraordinary that changed music and the world. They were a celebration of life.
“Reflections on the Beatles in America” by Thomas Hauser captures it all.