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Czech exhibit recalls how Beatlemania affected European nation

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A new exhibit being displayed in Olomouc in the Czech Republic will look at how the Beatles influenced fans in that country, David Hrbek, coordinator of the event, told Beatles Examiner exclusively Jan. 24.

“I wondered what it was like back in the 60´s behind an Iron Curtain,” he said. An announcement of the exhibit in the local media brought contributions of many local pictures, he said, including the one on this page, which dates from 1971. The exhibit will run at The Museum of Modern art in Olomouc, Czech Republic from Feb. 9 to April 4.

A popular stop for tourists in the Czech Republic is the Lennon Wall in Prague. Images honoring John Lennon were first painted on it in 1980 after his death, but in years since it has featured political and Beatles-inspired graffiti. The site says attempts were made by the police to clean the wall, but artists have kept it alive by painting it again.

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