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March 15, 1964: Beatle fans scream at a local Fox West-Coast Theater during rebroadcast nationally by closed-circuit TV of the band's recent concert in Washington. Tickets were $2.50. This photo was published in the March 16, 1964, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

April 25, 1964: Crowd gathers at the Hollywood Bowl to buy tickets for the Beatles Aug. 23, 1964, performance. The Bowl was one of several locations selling tickets. The line of teenagers snaked for several blocks. The concert was sold out in three hours. This photo was published in the April 26, 1964, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Brown / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 18, 1964: Unidentified girls weep with joy after viewing the arrival of the Beatles' plane at Los Angeles International Airport. This photo was published in the Aug. 19, 1964, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 18, 1964: About 500 fans crowded into Los Angeles International Airport to see the Beatles, who were en route to San Francisco for a concert at the Cow Palace. This photo was published in the Aug. 19, 1964, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: George Fry / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 23, 1964: Officer Robert Yocum informs Beatle fans Chelie Mylott and Melody Yapscott, right, that they'll have to move from their spot in front of the Hollywood Bowl. The girls had no tickets but hoped to get them from scalpers or sneak in. This photo was published in the Aug. 24, 1964, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 23, 1964: The Beatles quickly file into a waiting car after a news conference at a North Hollywood club. They were on their way to a concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Lindbeck / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 23, 1964: Fans press against a car as the Beatles leave a news conference at a North Hollywood club. They were on their way to a performance at the Hollywood Bowl.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Lindbeck / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 23, 1964: From left, Roseen Cochnauer, Christine Hills, Linda Dugart and Beverly Kellogg were among the thousands of fans waiting for the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl. These photos was published in the Aug. 24, 1964, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 23, 1964: Fans watching Beatles in concert at the Hollywood Bowl. This photo was published in the Aug. 24, 1964, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 23, 1964: Fans screaming during Beatles concert at the Hollywood Bowl. This photo was published in the Aug. 24, 1964, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 24, 1964: Actress Nancy Olson, then married to Alan Livingston, helps an unidentified girl through a Beatles reception line during a charity event. From left are George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. This photo was published in the Aug. 25, 1964, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

Aug. 25, 1964: Beatle fans run past barricades and rush police officers in an effort to reach a Bel-Air home where the band was staying. The fans were stopped before reaching the band.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: R. L. Oliver / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 25, 1964: Beatle fans run pass barricades and rush policemen in effort to reach Bel-Air home where the band was staying. This photo was published in the Aug. 26, 1964 Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: R. L. Oliver / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 25, 1964: The Beatles, from left: Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, relax on the lawn of their rented Bel-Air mansion. This photo was published in the Aug. 26, 1964, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 25, 1964: Ringo Starr plays the role of a quick-draw artist as he gets the other Beatles in his sights during rest day for the band at a Bel-Air mansion. This photo was published in the Aug. 26, 1964, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 26, 1964: Members of the Beatles Boosters Fan Club display their anger over a traffic ticket given to Paula Glasser, left, when they pursued a car carrying the band. Others in front from left, are Kay Zar, Mickie Tummino and Sue Richman. In rear from left are Darlene Valdes, Sue Stafford and Yvonne Salinas. This photo was published in the Aug. 27, 1964, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bruce Cox / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 23, 1965: The Beatles secret hideway became a mob scene when girls learned it was no longer a secret. This photo was published in the Aug. 24, 1965, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 25, 1965: Beatle fans, from left, Paula Glasser, Kay Zar, Mikki Tummino and Sue Candiotti took turns flying with pilot Russell O'Quinn in a rented helicopter to visit the band. They took turns flying at 300 feet over the Beatles' rented home in Benedict Canyon. This photo was published in the Aug. 26, 1965, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: R. L. Oliver / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 29, 1965: Photographers at press conference for the Beatles before their performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Seated on right is Paul McCartney with Ringo Starr partly visible behind him. Standing on right is John Lennon. This photo was published in the Aug. 31, 1965, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cal Montney / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 29, 1965: The Beatles at the press conference before their performance at the Hollywood Bowl. From left is George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and John Lennon. The poster is for their movie "Help!"

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cal Montney / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 30, 1965: Police and security guards try to hold a crowd of youngsters from reaching the Beatles as the band prepares to leave the Hollywood Bowl in an armored car. This photo was published on Page 1 of the Aug. 31, 1965, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 30, 1965: Beatle fans get trampled as the band leaves Hollywood Bowl in armored car in background. When the armored car stalled, fans rushed past police lines to reach the vehicle. The armored car was re-started and left. This photo was published on Page 1 of the Aug. 31, 1965, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 28, 1966: Two teenage Beatle fans find themselves in handcuffs as well as tears after they scaled a Dodger Stadium wall and ran onto the field during a concert. They were hustled out. This photo was published in the Aug. 29, 1966, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cal Montney / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 28, 1966: Crowd watching the Beatles perform at Dodger Stadium. This photo was published in the Aug. 29, 1966, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cal Montney / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 28, 1966: The Beatles perform on stage at Dodger Stadium near second base. From left is George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and John Lennon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cal Montney / Los Angeles Times

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Beatle fan frenzy in Los Angeles peaked each August from 1964 to 1966. The band performed at the Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 23, 1964, In 1965 they again performed at the Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 29th and 30th. On Aug. 28, 1966, they performed at Dodger Stadium.

Instead of pulling some quotes from a 1960s Los Angeles Times story explaining Beatlemania, this May 4, 1964 letter to the editor says it best:

Beatle-Trapped!

All right, what do I do now? I took the advice of one of your columnists to cure my kids of Beatlemania. I put on the records and acted like a nut, even went around saying “yeah, yeah.” Now not only do the kids love them more than ever, but I’ve become a real Beatlemaniac, too!

Mrs. C. F.,

Sun Valley,

Recordings from the 1964 and 1965 Hollywood Bowl performances were released in May 1977, as the live album, “The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl.”

On Aug. 29, 1966, – the night after the Dodger Stadium concert – the Beatles performed their final concert ever at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

scott.harrison@latimes.com

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