Singers: The New Madness

A midnight panic swept through the crowd at Carlisle; girls screamed, sirens wailed. Four thousand stood all night at Newcastle, faces pinched and grim in a drenching rain. Fifty bobbies were needed to fight the crush at Hull in Yorkshire. "Beatlemania," as Britons call the new madness, was striking everywhere, and last week the Queen Mother herself confronted the four young Liverpudlians responsible. There on the stage of London's Prince of Wales Theater stood a wild rhythm-and-blues quartet called the Beatles, and there across the moat of Establishment faces sat the Queen Mother. "Those in the cheaper seats, clap," cried...

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