Somewhere at the end of February 1963, exactly 50 years ago, they run an article about the Beatles (the first of many). It's a frightfully good read, as the anonymous reporter discloses her first impression of the not yet famous Beatles
"their 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," she continues, "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."Later, during the summer of 63, Boyfriend would issue a photo book called "Big New Beat" and that contained pictures of the Beatles among the rubble of Easton Road.