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And then it explodes. One minute the pop universe is dominated by There! I've Said It Again, the third of four #1 hits by the Polish Prince, Bobby Vinton, and the next minute the Beatles descend on America with their funny hair and accents, and it's like the Big Bang of Elvis all over again. And to add insult to injury for the shattered remnants of the constellation Old Guard, the Beatles conquer the world playing music inspired by and sometimes literally lifted from the very sources that Pat Boone et al. had tried to extinguish in the late 1950s: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino. Born in the midst of a dramatic conquest of the popstrological firmament by a foreign invader, do the children of the first Beatles generation bear the mark of the conquerors, or the mark of the conquered? They probably bear the mark of something in between-of the type who joins many battles in life without winning any decisively but also without ever being utterly defeated

BirthdatesBirthstar Birthsong
Jan 1-Jan 25Bobby Vinton There! I've Said It Again
Jan 26-Mar 14The Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand
Mar 15-Mar 28The Beatles She Loves You
Mar 29-May 2The Beatles Can't Buy Me Love
May 3-May 9Louis Armstrong Hello, Dolly!
May 10-May 23Mary Wells My Guy
May 24-May 30The Beatles Love Me Do
May 31-Jun 20The Dixie Cups Chapel Of Love
Jun 21-Jun 27Peter and Gordon World Without Love
Jun 28-Jul 11The Beach Boys I Get Around
Jul 12-Jul 25The Four Seasons Rag Doll
Jul 26-Aug 8The Beatles A Hard Day's Night
Aug 9-Aug 15Dean Martin Everybody Loves Somebody
Aug 16-Aug 29The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go
Aug 30-Sep 19The Animals House Of The Rising Sun
Sep 20-Oct 10Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman
Oct 11-Oct 24Manfred Mann Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Oct 25-Nov 21The Supremes Baby Love
Nov 22-Nov 28The Shangri-Las Leader Of The Pack
Nov 29-Dec 5Lorne Greene Ringo
Dec 6-Dec 12Bobby Vinton Mr. Lonely
Dec 13-Dec 19The Supremes Come See About Me
Dec 20-Dec 31The Beatles I Feel Fine



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