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How a boy band from South Korea became the biggest in the world

(CNN)In February 1964, an English boy band called the Beatles made its US television debut.Beatlemania, the intense fan frenzy directed towards the fab foursome, was gripping America and the group's performance at the Ed Sullivan Theater was punctuated by fervent screaming from the studio audience.In May 2019, over 55 years later, another band of foreigners played the same theater. The visual similarities were striking -- and intentional.The Korean newcomers sported the same style of slim-fit suits and floppy bowl cuts, emblazoned their name on their drum kit in the same font used by the Liverpudlian hitmakers, and even made their broadcast in black and white. But this wasn't the Beatles. It was BTS -- a seven-man South Korean mega-group w ...
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