Boomers' First 'Must Have' Christmas Gift: Beatles '65

December 23, 2014 7:55 PM

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Holiday Season, 1964. There had been a steady flow of new Beatle music since the band's Sullivan debut the previous February, and Beatlemania was still in full force. Each new record was more dazzling than the one before and fans across a 15-year age range eagerly anticipated each release.

The Beatles had become a fun focal point in the lives of baby boomers. We discussed them endlessly with our friends and siblings, fantasized about being with them or being one of them. We collected Beatles trading cards and played Beatle games. Few things in our 1964 childhoods were as engaging and ...

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