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  • This Feb. 11, 1964 image shows a photograph of John Lennon and Paul McCartney taken by photographer Mike Mitchell during the Beatles' first live U.S. concert at the Washington Coliseum. (AP Photo/David Anthony Fine Art, Mike Mitchell)

    D.C. photos shine new light on Beatles' U.S. debut

    Snow and frigid temperatures didn’t stop thousands of screaming teenagers from crowding into the Washington Coliseum in the nation’s capital for the Beatles first live concert on American soil. And not having a flash didn’t stop photographer Mike Mitchell, then just 18 years old, from using his unrestricted access to document that historic February night in 1964 using only the dim light in the arena.

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