The frenzied excitement of Beatlemania in 1960s Chicago

Bob Sirott

The Beatles leave a Pan Am plane to transfer to another in Boston, Mass., Aug. 11, 1966, after a flight from London. A crowd of 600 greeted them but few got to see the Beatles, who are en route to Chicago where they will start their third tour of American cities. From top: unidentified; John Lennon (partially obscured), Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. (AP Photo)

John Lyons, author of Joy And Fear The Beatles, Chicago And The 1960s, joined Bob Sirott to talk about the Beatles phenomenon, how it transformed a generation, and the frenzied excitement in 1960s Chicago.

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