Beatlemania



noun

a high level of interest in the rock-and-roll band, the Beatles, which came to popularity in the 1960s
Usage Note

music
Contemporary Examples

Fifty years ago this month the Daily Mirror first diagnosed ‘beatlemania’ as it was sweeping the world.
What Made the Beatles So Big? Diagnosing ‘Beatlemania’ John McMillian October 30, 2013

The subject of a documentary at SXSW, she breaks her silence on going out with the band, crazed fans, and beatlemania.
The Beatles’ Secretary, Good Ol’ Freda, Breaks Silence in Exclusive SXSW Interview Marlow Stern March 13, 2013

Had those reporters been women,” McKinney speculates, the “defining words of beatlemania would have been different.
What Made the Beatles So Big? Diagnosing ‘Beatlemania’ John McMillian October 30, 2013

n.

1963; see Beatles + mania.

The social phenomenon of Beatlemania, which finds expression in handbags, balloons and other articles bearing the likeness of the loved ones, or in the hysterical screaming of young girls whenever the Beatle Quartet performs in public. [“London Times,” Dec. 27, 1963]

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