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A Hard Day’s Night: from loophole to surprise hit

A Hard Day’s Night: from loophole to surprise hit

July 2, 2014

There are many surprising elements to the story of A Hard Day’s Night, however, not the least of which is that the contracts for the movie were signed before The Beatles had any hint of success in America, and that the movie itself was not initially considered the most valuable part of the deal. In fact, the entire project ended up paying off in unexpected ways, and far more richly and extensively than anyone involved in it at the start could have imagined.

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Beatlemania at 50

Beatlemania at 50

February 5, 2014

On Feb. 9 1964, an estimated 73 million Americans tuned in to the Ed Sullivan Show to watch the Beatles make their American debut. This weekend, we look back on the four lads from Liverpool, and the impact they made on music, popular culture, and Rochester students and alumni.

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“It was 50 years ago today…”

“It was 50 years ago today…”

January 17, 2014

The Institute for Popular Music will continue its “In Performance” Series with a concert and lecture series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first U.S. performance.

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