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2012/141/8 Magazine cover, 'TV Times', featuring the Beatles, 24 March, paper, published for the Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1964. Click to enlarge.

‘TV Times’ cover featuring the Beatles

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1964.

The Australian Broadcasting Commission’s ‘TV Times’ magazine contained stories about programs and personalities on television. This cover of the New South Wales edition from March 1964 illustrates the rising popularity of the Beatles and their prominence on television in the weeks before their Australian tour.

Australian viewers had the opportunity to watch the Beatles on British shows like ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ and, from the USA, ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’. ITV’s 1963 special ‘Around the Beatle...

Summary

Object No.

2012/141/8

Object Statement

Magazine cover, 'TV Times', featuring the Beatles, 24 March, paper, published for the Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1964

Physical Description

Single folded sheet containing the front cover, first page, last page and back cover of the New South Wales edition of 'TV Times' magazine, dated 24 March 1964. The cover features a colour photograph of the Beatles (left to right, John, George, Paul and Ringo), wearing dark, collarless suits. Text on cover reads: 'TV Times. New South Wales ? the Beatles'. The first page has a colour photograph of Ray Brown and the Whispers, with Brown sporting a Beatle haircut. The last page has a colour photograph of the Righteous Brothers. The back cover features a colour advertisement for milk.

Marks

No marks.

Dimensions

Width

209 mm

Production

Notes

Designed and printed in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, in 1964. The 'TV Times' magazine was published for and on behalf of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC).

History

Notes

Collected by Peter Cox in the 1990s.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Peter Cox, 2012

Acquisition Date

22 November 2012

Cite this Object

Harvard

'TV Times' cover featuring the Beatles 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 15 October 2019, <https://ma.as/459506>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/459506 |title='TV Times' cover featuring the Beatles |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=15 October 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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