Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! Open Through January 2016
Apr 21, 2015
Open through January 10, 2016
(AUSTIN) – The LBJ Presidential Library presents Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! exhibit, a celebration of the fascination America has had with "Beatlemania" and the four lads from Liverpool during the past fifty years. The exhibit opened in June and runs through January 10, 2016.
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles! is a traveling exhibit curated by the GRAMMY Museum® and Fab Four Exhibits that explores the impact The Beatles' arrival had on American pop culture, including fashion, art, advertising, media and music, from early 1964 through mid-1966 – when the British band was at its peak. On display are more than 400 pieces of memorabilia, records, rare photographs, tour artifacts, video, and instruments from private collectors and the GRAMMY Museum, including the original Ludwig drum head Ringo played on "The Ed Sullivan Show." It even includes an oral history booth where visitors can leave their own impressions of the timeless group.
IMAGINE: Fifty-one years ago on Feb. 7, 1964, The Beatles arrived on American soil for the very first time. On February 9, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in New York City. The performance was broadcast live to more than 73 million viewers – a television record at the time – and in that instant "Beatlemania" came alive.
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About the LBJ Presidential Library
The LBJ Presidential Library is one of 13 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Its mission is to preserve and protect the historical materials in the collections of the Library and make them readily accessible; to increase public awareness of the American experience through relevant exhibits and educational programs; to advance the LBJ Library's standing as a center for intellectual activity and community leadership while meeting the challenges of a changing world.
The Library is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day). For more information about the Library, please visit www.lbjlibrary.org.
About the GRAMMY Museum
Paying tribute to music's rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY Award. The GRAMMY Museum features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests will experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only the GRAMMY Museum can deliver.