Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W Loomis Rd, Franklin, WI
Before They Were Fab: The Beatles Prior to Beatlemania
Before the number one records and the deafening screams, before Ed Sullivan and “She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah”, before the shaggy “mop top” haircuts and collarless suits, there were six future Beatles. This 90-minute multimedia presentation will trace the early history of The Beatles from John Lennon's founding of The Quarrymen in 1957, through their five seminal Hamburg residencies, and right up to the precipice of worldwide fame and fortune.
Monday, 8 June 2015 launches a new phase in my career: full-time professional Beatles scholar. For the next five weeks, I'm on tour, delivering 22 presentations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas, the first of which is:
Monday, 8 June 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Pewaukee Public Library, 210 Main St, Pewaukee, WI
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.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.