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How long did Beatlemania last?
20 May 2019
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I've been requested to answer this question on Quora, and I already have my response in mind. I think it's an interesting question though, given the amount of young people here who far outweigh 50+ (age not amount, as we're way outnumbered a-hard-days-night-george-10) old farts that still spout on about them.

If you take it as the hysteria surrounding them 1963-66, you can say that phase ended when they stepped off stage at Candlestick Park in 1966 and George commented to a reporter on the flight home, "That's it. I'm not a Beatle anymore."

However, do all you youngsters on here prove that Beatlemania is alive and in good health?

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'Beatlemania', the original concept, ended at Candlestick Park or not long thereafter. 

I don't think my generation proves Beatlemania still exists - rather, I'd say The Beatles are still a very popular band. Bit of a difference.

Also worth bearing in mind that many people in my generation probably couldn't name more than 1 song by the Beatles. 

 

So my answer would be Beatlemania lasted from 1963-1966, with them still remaining very popular for the 53 years since then.

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See I would say it changed when they stepped off the stage at Candlestick Park, @The Hole Got Fixed, but it has continued.

It fascinates me how much of the more fan-girlish (for want of a better word) comments here are the same as those fans from 50+ years ago. Sometimes a little more lewd than would've been allowed all those years ago but often still as intense, and in places more-so as there is more to a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 over than all those years ago.

I often see little difference between the more fan-girlish responses to them here and those that appeared on the letters pages in The Beatles Book Monthly 50+ years ago.

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You make a very good point @Ron Nasty and I agree to a degree. The reason why I wouldn't say that is purely because they aren't massively popular anymore, only perhaps mildly.

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i think Beatlemania is just asleep, it awakes as soon as a Beatle is around. Like when Paul did that visit to Liverpool and played in that pub, etc... isn't that Beatlemania?

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It seems to me that Beatlemania took a few blows from 1966 onwards, but I would say it's less a case of Beatlemania disappearing so much as morphing into the wider counterculture Revolution that was taking place in the late 60s. Though I agree that it seems to be dormant, emerging every once in a while when a Beatle does something.

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If Beatlemania only refers to obsession with the Beatles (and each Beatle), then I think we, fans on Beatles Bible and elsewhere, still qualify as solid proof of Beatlemania in the 21st century. However, I feel that the term is more often used to specifically describe the sensational fan phenomenon which swept the world during their touring years. Although nobody can ignore the Beatles' influence on today's world, there's no longer a widespread "mania" like 50+ years ago. So, I would agree that Beatlemania ceased in 1966.

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Even if AHDN era fans didn’t like the likes of Revolver , ending the band made them legendary and allowed the public to consider their career as one piece, even if the enthusiasm dropped off from where it had been. 

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Ron Nasty said
See I would say it changed when they stepped off the stage at Candlestick Park, @The Hole Got Fixed, but it has continued.

It fascinates me how much of the more fan-girlish (for want of a better word) comments here are the same as those fans from 50+ years ago. Sometimes a little more lewd than would've been allowed all those years ago but often still as intense, and in places more-so as there is more to a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 over than all those years ago.

I often see little difference between the more fan-girlish responses to them here and those that appeared on the letters pages in The Beatles Book Monthly 50+ years ago.

  

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