A common theme of Pop and Rock n’ Roll is the forbidden love of a teenage girl by an older man, but after the marketable fantasy became a dysfunctional reality, perhaps it is time to revisit the trend within a modern context. Via The Guardian:

After all, from time immemorial, a large part of the pop industry has been devoted to selling pretty young men to younger girls. From Frank Sinatra in the 1940s, Elvis Presley in the 1950s, the Beatles and the Stones in the 1960s, David Cassidy and the Osmonds (or, for the smarter kids, David Bowie and Marc Bolan) in the 1970s through to Take That in the 1990s and Justin Bieber or the latest X-Factor cutie-pie today, the transaction seemed fairly straightforward … on paper, at least.

Watch some rare footage of Beatlemania below and its modern equivalent in the Biebs.

Yeah, kind of creepy.

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