Fab Four

Every Picture Tells a Story: Ringo’s ‘Kids’ Found

Posted on 10/29/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentJust a week ago, USA Today set out to solve a Beatles mystery: Who were the six teens in this photo that Ringo Starr snapped from a limo? It was Feb. 7, 1964, and the Fab Four were making their way into Manhattan on their first trip to America. The call went out as Ringo was about to publish his book Photograph, described by his publisher as “250 rare and unseen photographs, with mementos and memories from his childhood, The …

The Man Who Helped Bring the Beatles to America

Posted on 08/22/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyRemember Beatlemania? For that transcendent moment in boomer history, we owe thanks to concert promoter Sid Bernstein, who died on Aug. 21 at age 95 in New York City. In March 1963, Bernstein — then a lowly $200-a-week booker for General Artists Corp. — read of the hysteria that ensued at the Beatles’ shows in Great Britain. Even though British music stars had seldom made much of a splash in the U.S. market, Bernstein had a hunch about the Fab Four. He called …