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How the Beatles were in tune with 60s Britain

Dominic Sandbrook explains how the Beatles reflected 1960s Britain, from the globalisation of pop culture to a fascination with mysticism

Published: January 15, 2022 at 12:37 pm
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The 1960s was a time of transformation, as the grey of postwar Britain gave way to a technicolour youth culture, with screaming teenage fans, an outpouring of merchandise and a deep obsession with pop music. Dominic Sandbrook speaks to Rhiannon Davies about how the Beatles provided the soundtrack to a rapidly changing society.


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Dominic Sandbrook is historian and presenter, and a regular contributor to BBC History Magazine


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