Beatlemania

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Beatle +‎ -mania.

Noun[edit]

Beatlemania (uncountable)

  1. Intense fanatical enthusiasm for the The Beatles.
    • 1964 July 12, “The Beatles meet Margaret”, in The Straits Times, page 3:
      BEATLEMANIA caught up with Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon last week.
    • 1979, The Clash (music), “London Calling”:
      London calling, now don't look to us / Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust
    • 2012, Christoper Zara, Tortured Artists: From Picasso and Monroe to Warhol and Winehouse, the Twisted Secrets of the World's Most Creative Minds, part 1, chapter 2, 51–52:
      Berlin's six-decade career began before the advent of radio and ended during the height of Beatlemania.