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Meet The Beatles (1064)

This time around on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, it’s time to Meet The Beatles!  We look at how the lounge world covered the music of the Fab Four…John, Paul, George and Ringo. We’ll hear from Percy Faith, Esther Phillips, The Johnny Mann Singers, Count Basie, and more.


Call it Civil unrest, with the instigator being Paul McCartney of all people.

NPR Music's Bob Boilen
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