There's a major Beatles anniversary in a few weeks' time; 50 years since the release of Love Me Do, the band's first hit. To be fair, most months see a major Beatles anniversary now. And Beatles fans are the sort of people inclined to celebrate them. Beatles worship is a profoundly sentimental activity, bitter-sweet at its soft centre; celebratory but sad. Everyone involved was young during an age that was exceptionally golden, a fact the music celebrated. As the man sang, yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away -
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