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'Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Beatles' exhibit holds 50th anniversary rarities

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Just in time for 50th anniversary of the Beatles' debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Ladies and Gentlemen … the Beatles!,” an exhibit featuring memorabilia and memories of the Beatles, opened Feb. 6 at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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On hand for the opening were '60s musical stars Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon, who had several hits with songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Al Jardine of the Beach Boys, and Billy J. Kramer, who like the Beatles, was managed by Brian Epstein.

The exhibit, created by The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live and Fab Four Exhibits, features items relating to the Beatles and Beatlemania dating from early 1964 through mid-1966. On display in the exhibit, some of which you can see in the slideshow, are newspaper stories, tickets, magazines, correspondence, instruments, posters, photographs, interviews, interactive displays and an oral history booth in which visitors can leave their own impressions of The Beatles. One display features a typical "Beatles room" from the '60s.

Grammy Museum Executive Director Robert Santelli, who was also at the opening of the exhibit, in an interview with the New York Times, said, "It’s more of a cultural and musical exhibition. We have a section devoted to American musical artists and forms that influenced the Beatles in their development as songwriters, pieces from Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins and Little Richard, for example, that show how their sound came about and why it’s exciting."

The exhibit, which includes a new interview with Ringo Starr, will be on view through May 10.

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