In February of 1964, the United States and the world were still mourning the untimely death of President John F. Kennedy the previous November.
But something remarkable happened to lift some of that depression: the arrival of the British rock group the Beatles on February 7 of that year. They started a revolution, and the world has never been the same.
This library guide was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary (1964 - 2014) of the Beatles coming to America, and to assist you in exploring the history of the "Fab Four" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr), their first visit to the U.S., and their ongoing impact upon music and culture.
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