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The Beatles — and 1964

June Harris, Disc, 21 December 1963

This year has been just fantastic, but despite what the pessimists say, the next 12 months could be even bigger for the Beatles.

Nobody can look back on 1963 with more satisfaction than the Beatles. In the last 12 months they've caused riots at the Royal Variety Performance, sold five million discs, made Liverpool a byword in pop music, created new fashion trends, been entirely responsible for the so-called "Beatlemania" and won DISC'S first two Silver Discs for EPs !

Last week JUNE HARRIS spent a whole evening with them at Southend to get you an exclusive account of their plans, hopes... and fears... for Christmas and 1964.

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