Daft Punk, the electronic music duo from France, won five Grammy awards including album of the year, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home four trophies and led an industry show of support for gay marriage.
Fifty years ago this weekend, four guys got on TV before a screaming audience and drew more U.S. viewers than any show ever had. Over the next six years, they made sublime music, girls faint and a ton of money. Below, Peter Brown, right hand to Beatles manager Brian Epstein, remembers how they did it all. Republished from March of last year.