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Online course traces the forgotten year of Beatles history

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While fans in the United States and the rest of the world see 1964 as the year The Beatles came on the scene, the 12 event-filled months of 1963 seem to get lost in the shuffle. Many authors start their biographies on the group in February 1964 when The Beatles first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. In their view, this is when The Beatles’ story began and everything that happened before that is practically dismissed as insignificant. 

The Beatles perform on British TV show, Thank Your Lucky Stars, April 14, 1963

However, Beatles historian and author, Trina Young, argues that this was the most pivotal year for The Beatles when all the pieces of the puzzle started falling into place. Following the moderate success of their first single “Love Me Do” in late 1962, The Beatles started building their pathway to stardom in 1963 and learned a formula to create hits. Without the stepping stones they climbed in 1963, the Fab Four would have never been able to conquer the world in 1964. 


In a curriculum that spans four weeks, Daytrippin’ is offering their exclusive online course called 1963: The Beatles’ Road to Stardom. The course offers detailed lectures that illustrate key insights into Beatles history, filled with in-depth reporting, audio and video examples and exclusive interviews with Beatles’ insiders and experts of music history.

In The Beatles’ Road to Stardom course, you’ll learn in-depth history of how Beatlemania began in Britain and how The Fab Four went from performing at the bottom of the bill to the “toppermost of the poppermost” in 12 magical months!


Travel back to 1963 where John, Paul, George and Ringo were still unusually accessible. Fans could practically reach out and touch them as evident in this rare video where British teenage singing sensation, Helen Shapiro, used three out of the four Beatles as supporting cast members in her TV performance. The Beatles had toured with her earlier in the year and were appearing on the same episode of Ready, Steady, Go! in October 1963. 

Following the enthusiasm of students who took Daytrippin’s first course on The Early Beatles, fans can now continue their journey by learning behind-the-scenes stories of The Beatles’ personal and professional lives in 1963 on The Beatles pathway to success. 

Here are reviews from two previous students:

The course “The Early Beatles” was very informative even for a first-generation Beatle fan. I learned some things that I didn’t know before about the Beatles. I would recommend this course to all Beatle fans and others who are interested in music.
– Kathleen Leaf, Derry, PA, USA

On February 9, 1964, when I was 11 years old I saw The Beatles perform on TV during The Ed Sullivan Show and I instantly became a fan of their music. This Daytrippin’ course has enhanced my enjoyment of the music of The Beatles.
– Brian Bingham, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Daytrippin’ publisher and course instructor Trina Young is excited to offer Beatles fans a chance to share ideas and learn fascinating discoveries online for much less than it would cost to take a college class. The online platform makes learning fun with quizzes, extra reading materials and student-instructor feedback. 

Find out more about the course at this link:

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Sign up for the course today and get $10 off!

This course is brought to you by Daytrippin’ Magazine, the most FAB Beatles journalism online! For over 20 years, Daytrippin’ has offered in-depth interviews and exclusive Beatles articles you won’t find anywhere else.

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