Beatlemania invades Austin with new must-see exhibit for music fans at LBJ Library
Fifty-one years ago, The Beatles arrived in America for the very first time to a sea of adoring fans with a serious case of Beatlemania.
The fever of the time has been captured in a new exhibit coming to the LBJ Presidential Library. Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Beatles! covers the peak of Beatlemania in the United States, from 1964 through mid-1966.
More than 400 pieces of Beatles relics, from records and photographs to rare pieces like the drum head Ringo Starr played during the band's famous appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. According to a press release, the exhibition even includes "an oral history booth where visitors can leave their own impressions of the timeless group."
The exhibition is curated by the Grammy Museum and Fab Four Exhibits and purported to be the largest private collection of Beatles memorabilia in the world.
A celebratory kick-off for the exhibition takes place Saturday (June 13) with free admission, food trucks and a performance from local Beatles cover band The Eggmen. Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Beatles! runs through January 10, 2016.