This is Episode 4 of The Beatles Anthology Revisited, in which our lads become a national sensation, get the Queen to rattle her jewelry, and play to 73 million Americans. There’s no going back now.
This version is the updated 2016 “Complete Edition,” with improved audio snippets, new information, and extensive reediting to better tell this story of stories. Album art was pulled from Paul Chivers’ megamix “All Together Now: Everything the Beatles Ever Did.” Episode titles were adapted by myself from the editor’s originals. Any historical errors, of omission or otherwise, are the fault of the original anonymous editor and do not reflect my own views.