The connection is temporal—a coincidence of timing. That's not to say, however , that music, as the grand diversion and inspiration, was not more than welcome at such a time in America. But, surely, the fresh nature of the Beatles' creativity was irresistible, regardless of time or place.

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Wonderfully put, especially that last line.

I tend to agree with you. It was certainly more coincidence than cause and effect. What's interesting is the effect of the coincidence itself - not necessarily on youth and musicians at the time, but on their memories of the period decades later. (And thus the eerie, rear-view-mirror synchronicity of With The Beatles being released on 11/22/63...)

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