“Maureen O'Grady [feature writer for Boyfriend and Rave] with George Harrison at the Blue Angel in Liverpool, 12 June 1963.” Photo: BBC. Later that day, The Beatles played a concert at Grafton Rooms.
“[The Beatles’] sound - although novel - isn’t exactly a revolution. But there’s something about it, a strange compelling something. They are almost frightening-looking young men, even more modern than modern. The funny thing is that when they smile - not often - they look perfectly wholesome and nice. But the rest of the time they look wicked and dreadful and distinctly evil, in an 18th-century sort of way. You almost expect them to leap out of pictures and chant magic spells.” - Article by an anonymous reporter, Boyfriend, February 1963