On the the evening of February 9, 1964, Ed Sullivan introduced the Beatles to America. Across the country, teens were glued to their TV sets and witnessed a turning point in rock and roll history. The scene in Fort Worth, Texas, produced an exceptional burst of creativity in songwriting and musicianship. Weekend concerts and battles of the bands drew thousands of fans. Local television shows featured live bands. Fashions changed, with girls’ skirts growing shorter and boys’ hair becoming longer. The seeds of the counterculture were planted and flourished. Featured here are never-before-seen photographs from the private collections of musicians, fans, and industry insiders of the generation that birthed every rock subgenre for the next 40 years.
Softcover, 6 x 9. 128 pgs.