Meet the Beatles

By Michael Berick

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See John, Paul, George and Ringo memorabilia at the Grammy Museum. PHOTO COURTESY THE BOB BONIS ARCHIVE. WWW.BOBBONIS.COM

Since Beatlemania exploded in 1963-64, The Beatles have been a critical and popular success, selling more than 600 million records around the world. Once a bunch of upstart rock-and-rollers, their songs now exist as music the whole family enjoys.

This August marks 50 years since the Beatles’ final tour. Their second-to-last concert took place at Dodger Stadium Aug. 28, 1966. The Grammy Museum is honoring this historic anniversary, and the group’s continuing legacy, with the exhibit “Ladies and Gentlemen …The Beatles.” This treasury of Beatles memorabilia will feature more than 400 Beatles-related items. You will get to see records, rare photos, videos, tour artifacts and clothes worn by John, Paul, George and Ringo.

The museum is open 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon-Fri., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Besides exploring the Beatles exhibit, which runs July 1-Sept. 5, you can also check out exhibits on Otis Redding (which closes on Sept. 16), the Sixties folk revival (which runs into this fall) and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (which just opened in May).

The Grammy Museum is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A., and admission is $12.95 for adults, $10.95 ages 6-17.

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