Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 6:00-7:30 p. m.
Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA
The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 90-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.
On Sunday I gave an interview with Dave Thurmaier, producer of "I've Got a Beatles Podcast", on my first Beatles book, The Beatles & The Avant-Garde. The full 50-minute audio can be heard for free here: http://ivegotabeatlespodcast.podbean.com/
Monday, 2 March 2015, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, CT
February 1964: The Beatles Conquer America
February 1964 was the most important month of the Beatles' entire career. It firmly established Beatlemania in the United States, highlighted by three performances on The Ed Sullivan Show. This 60-minute multimedia program will put the Beatles' first U.S. visit in musical and historical context in order to explain why that month proved to be the single most pivotal month of the band's existence.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.