The Clinton Presidential Center will debut Ladies and Gentlemen… The Beatles!, a temporary exhibit celebrating the fascination America has had with “Beatlemania.” The exhibit closes April 2, 2017.
“This exhibit is more than a tribute to John, Paul, George, and Ringo; it’s a testament to the transformative power of music,” said Stephanie S. Streett, executive director of the Clinton Foundation. “We are thrilled to partner with the GRAMMY Museum® and share the story of how four lads from Liverpool landed on American soil and changed the landscape, forever.”
Fifty-two years ago, on Feb. 7, 1964, The Beatles arrived on American soil for the very first time. And on this date, August 29, 1966, 50 years ago, The Beatles played what would be their final live concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.
This exhibit will explore the impact The Beatles’ arrival had on American pop culture, including fashion, art, advertising, media, and music. The exhibit will focus on the height of Beatlemania in the United States (February of 1964 until September of 1966); however, the exhibit will also include the band’s early days in the United Kingdom (1960-1963), as well as their post-touring years (1967-1970.)