Tomorrow, being the 20th of the month, I will send my May newsletter.
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My eighth presentation in New Jersey tomorrow evening will also be the last in the Garden State on this current tour, as I head West back to Indiana:
Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St, Avalon, NJ
From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America
Many Beatles authors and scholars have cited John F. Kennedy's assassination on 22 November 1963 as a cause of the Beatles' sudden popularity in the United States in early 1964. Their logic: Kennedy's assassination made America sad, then the Beatles made America happy again. But this commonly accepted answer is overly simplistic. America has suffered numerous tragedies and rebounded each time, but the popularity and staying power of the Beatles remains unmatched in American history. The real answer is that Kennedy's life and death inadvertently primed the nation for the Beatles' arrival and success. This 60-minute program will explain how and why.
For a preview, check out this YouTube video:
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.