April 16: "The Influence of American Rock 'n' Roll on the Beatles" at the New York Fest for Beatles Fans
The annual New York Fest for Beatles Fans begins this evening and continues through Sunday. The full schedule of events may be found here: http://us12.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5b42ed71e7c5d78b988822a79&id=2cf584c376&e=a69dfcec2b
And tomorrow I make my Fest debut:
Saturday, 16 April 2016, 8:30-9:15 p.m.
The Fest for Beatles Fans, Hilton Westchester, 699 Westchester Ave, Rye Brook, NY
The Influence of American Rock 'n' Roll on the Beatles
Before the Beatles ever wrote their own songs or performed on stage, they were inspired to do so by American rock 'n' roll records. This 45-minute multimedia program will illustrate the influence of Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and other American recording artists from the 1950's on the Beatles through side-by-side comparisons and musical analysis of Beatles covers and original recordings.
In the meantime, I have a live phone interview with Lanea Stagg, author of Recipee Records, this morning at 10:30 EST (9:30 CST). Details here: http://rockblocks3.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-long-winding-road-with-aaron.html
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.