Beatlemania Began This Week in 1964
Just a week before the madness began, Bobby Vinton was at the top of the charts for the fourth (and final) time in his career with "There, I've Said It Again."
But, knocking him out of the top spot this week in 1964 (and changing the direction of music forever) - it was THE BEATLES with "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
Only days after reaching number 1 for the first (of 21 trips to the top of Billboard's Hot 100), the mop tops made their first foray to JFK Airport (and caused a massive frenzy) and then, two days later they were "twisting and shouting" on The Ed Sullivan Show. Seems like only "Yesterday."