SATURDAY EVENING POST LONG LIVE THE BEATLES
One of the most highly anticipated flights touched down 50 years ago this February and The Saturday Evening Post reports in its latest cover story that America has never been the same. With the arrival of Pan Am Flight 101 at New York’s Kennedy International Airport, the Beatles landed to the roar of an adoring teenage audience and their parents’ consternation.
In “Long Live the Beatles!”, Cable Neuhaus, culture writer and former editor of Entertainment Weekly remembers the Fab Four as paradigm-shifters, “a masterful, ever-morphing rock band that dazzled us for eight years.”
The Post marries Neuhaus’s well researched, contemporary look-back with a sample of the magazine’s fine archival Beatles reporting, including dozens of photos that haven’t been seen since they were originally published in the Post.
“The Beatles section exemplifies some of the best work we do at the Post: big ideas, original photos, historical perspective”, said Steven Slon, Editorial Director, The Saturday Evening Post. “We enjoyed looking back and being surprised by this band all over again. We hope you will too.”
About The Saturday Evening Post: For nearly 300 years, The Saturday Evening Post has chronicled American history in the making—reflecting the distinctive characteristics and values that define the American way. Today’s Post continues the grand tradition of providing art, entertainment and information in a stimulating mix of idea-driven features, cutting-edge health and medical trends—plus fiction, humor, and laugh-out-loud cartoons. A key feature is the Post Perspective, which brings historical context to current issues and hot topics such as health care, religious freedom, education, and more.
Tracing its roots to Benjamin Franklin, The Saturday Evening Post mirrors cherished American ideals and values, most memorably illustrated by its iconic cover artist Norman Rockwell. The Post is also known for publishing such literary greats as Ray Bradbury, Agatha Christie, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edgar Allan Poe, J.D. Salinger, and Kurt Vonnegut, and continues to seek out and discover emerging writers of the 21st century.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Post is a publication of the nonprofit Saturday Evening Post Society, which also publishes the award-winning youth magazines Turtle and Jack and Jill.
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