17 December 2012
I came across an edition of The New Statesman from last August that had several interesting articles of commentary about The Beatles, including a piece by Hunter Davis, and a re-publication of Paul Johnson’s infamous 1964 column The Menace of Beatlism.
I was wondering where to post it, and couldn’t think of anywhere.
So, here we are, it seems, unless someone knows somewhere better, a thread for interesting and thought-provoking journalism about the Boys .
Don’t link to ordinary news stories here, but rather those that give something to think about.
Here’s the kind of thing I mean:
Battle of the Beatles: who was the fabbest of the four? (Alan Johnson on Paul; Terry Jones on John; Joan Bakewell on George; Geoff Lloyd on Ringo.)
From the archive: The Menace of Beatlism (infamous February 1964 article by future New Statesman editor Paul Johnson)
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