60s The Beatles Fan Club John Paul George Ringo t-shirt Small

$599.99 USD

Chest 16.5 in.

Length 22 in.

Content: 100% cotton

Tag Brand: Unbranded

This amazing vintage tee reps the Beatles with a graphic of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. This shirt most likely came from Germany and was perhaps made for a fan club. There were dozens of Beatles fan clubs worldwide but Germany held a special flame for the fab four. The Beatles really got their start playing in clubs in Hamburg, beginning with a residency at the Indra Club in 1960. Here, the band played for 5-6 hours every night and they were able to perfect their sound. By practicing non-stop in front of a live audience, the Beatles were able to achieve unheard of success. 

Beatles fans were like no others at the time. The term "Beatlemania" was used to describe the extreme fanaticism that seemed to spread like wildfire all over the world. John Lennon once remarked in an interview that the Beatles had become "more popular than Jesus" which may have been a bold statement but not a wholly untrue one. Millions of screaming fans would watch the band on TV, flock to their performances, and track them down in public. The Beatles regularly drove to and from events in armored cars to protect themselves and their fans from doing something dangerous. 

The Beatles' career can be split between the touring years and the recording years. Once the band stopped touring and began to focus on evolving their music, their fans became more subdued but just as dedicated. One of the last, major events for fans came with the world premiere of the Beatles' film Yellow Submarine in London. It was 1968, meaning the Beatles were less than two years away from splitting up, but their fans remained enraptured by their idols. Many remember feeling as if they were "in the presence of God" and they recall that it was surprisingly quiet, as if everyone was too in awe to scream.

Fits like a modern unisex adult small. This shirt is probably from Germany.