Beatlemania Behind the Iron Curtain

While the Beatles were together, communism was in full swing in Europe. Citizens of communist countries often found it difficult to learn much about the Beatles, let alone hear any of their music. With the new political climate of the formerly communist countries, now we can hear a little of what it was like.

Andy Goldberg has a Polish poster that's shown to the right (click on it to see a much bigger version). His problem was that he didn't know anything about it. Spotting it here, a Beatles fan in Prague offers a translation, while another fan from Poland gives some background on the poster and what Beatlemania was like in Poland in the 60's.

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Mike Markowski
Last modified: January 12, 1996