Yesterday's "Band of the Sixties" at the Mt Airy Public Library went very well, with about 30 people in attendance (right around average). One guy even gave me a poster of the Beatles' infamous "Butcher Cover":
Tomorrow being Valentine's Day and Monday being being Presidents' Day, they're both days off for me as I drive down to Jacksonville, FL for my next speaking engagement at the Jacksonville Public Library:
Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Jacksonville Public Library: Southeast Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville, FL
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 90-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.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.