It certainly was a bit different then, Mairi. Imagine what it was like being a fan back in 1964 when we didn't know what was ahead with Rubber Soul, Revolver, and so on. Each new LP release was a quantum leap forward. And it seemed that civilization followed with clothing, music and hair.
It was a very strange time in the late 60's early 70's. When The Beatles broke America, it was like a new awakening. I was just a child but it made me want to learn to play drums, then guitar, then bass and keys. My parents bought me "Beatles Boots" one year for Christmas. I wanted to grow my hair, but in high school we had to participate in ROTC (playing army). But my senior year, I never cut my hair again. By my sophomore year in college, my hair was touching my shoulders. I wanted to be like The Beatles. With every new year came a new Beatles album. I couldn't wait to buy it. I still have them all. Sgt Peppers was released in 67 and completely knocked me out. First time one song blended in to another. Everyone was talking about it. I was still a young high school student and in a band. We played more Beatles songs than anything else.
For me I'm glad to see the next generation still enjoying The Beatles. My kids had no choice but to love them since I played Beatles albums pretty much every day. It is such a pleasure to find others still recognizing The Beatles for what they brought to this planet. They changed music forever!