by Enzo Gentile
No rock’n’roll group has ever had more influence on an entire generation than The Beatles. They single-handedly changed the 1960s and their influence is still being felt today. Music, culture, lifestyles, hairstyles, clothing styles and attitudes all changed because of this remarkable band that emerged out of Liverpool, England. It’s not hard to understand why so many people love collecting Beatles memorabilia. When the Beatles first arrived on the musical scene in 1962, they were an instant pop sensation, the likes of which the world had never seen. Not since the days of Elvis Presley had anyone seen music have such a profound effect on so many people. Even more than thirty years after they recorded their last song together, John, Paul, George, and Ringo are still as beloved as they were when they made their first appearance. A unique tribute, this publication is a must-have for any Beatles’ fan with an unquenchable thirst for everything Beatles: music, books, film, posters—everything.
Enzo Gentile is a critic, journalist, academic, radio presenter, and artistic director of exhibitions and musical events. He writes for journals and newspapers, and is the author of many books. Umberto Buttafava is a lawyer, academic, writer, collector and has been a fan of The Beatles for more than forty years.