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The notes transcribed from the back of this photograph are as follows: SUCCESS MEASURED IN YARDS OF HUMAN BEINGS Teen-agers, school children playing hookey and even matrons with grey streaking their hair filled Carlton Street sidewalk yesterday to buy tickets for the Labor Day performance of the Beatles at Maple Leaf Gardens. The magnetic attraction of the English rock 'n' rollers caused sold-out signs to be placed in box office windows within an hour of the tickets going on sale. The notes written and typed on the back of this photograph, from the time it was printed, are as follows: BEATLES, The, SUCCESS MEASURED IN YARDS OF HUMAN BEINGS Teen-agers, school children playing hookey and even matrons with grey streaking their hair filled Carlton Street sidewalk yesterday to buy tickets for the Labor Day performance of the Beatles at Maple Leaf Gardens. The magnetic attraction of the English rock 'n' rollers caused sold-out signs to be placed in box office windows within an hour of the tickets going on sale.April 23, 1964,John McNeill transparent
DATED
April 23, 1964
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Scanned from a print, and later selected by the National Gallery for its Cutline exhibition
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SUCCESS MEASURED IN YARDS OF HUMAN BEINGS Teen-agers, school children playing hookey and even matrons with grey streaking their hair filled Carlton Street sidewalk yesterday to buy tickets for the Labor Day performance of the Beatles at Maple Leaf Gardens. The magnetic attraction of the English rock 'n' rollers caused sold-out signs to be placed in box office windows within an hour of the tickets going on sale.
John McNeill / The Globe and Mail
54 YEARS AGOIN NEWS
Lester B. Pearson was Prime Minister
The Liberals were in power
Lyndon B. Johnson was President

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