Sociology Index

The Beatles

The Beatles acquired the nickname 'the Fab Four' as Beatlemania grew in Britain, leading the 'British Invasion' of the United States pop market.

I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright, I'll get you anything my friend if it makes you feel alright, 'Cause I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love.

During the 1964 US tour, the group were confronted with the reality of racial segregation in the country at the time. Lennon stated: "We never play to segregated audiences and we aren't going to start now … I'd sooner lose our appearance money." -"The Beatles Banned Segregated Audiences, Contract Shows". - BBC News. 18 September 2011. City officials relented and agreed to allow an integrated show.