One of the most successful speaking engagements from last year's tour from Indiana to Florida and back was at the Kanawha County Library in Charleston, WV on 10 February 2016. After delivering "The Beatles: Band of the Sixties", the Beatles tribute band Rubber Soul performed. And things went so well last year that it's all happening again this year. Tomorrow I return to Charleston, having delivered 162 more presentations in 24 states, published a new book, and created a series of original Beatles drawings in the intervening 13 months.
Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Kanawha County Main Library, 123 Capitol St, Charleston, WV
The Influence of Bob Dylan on The Beatles
With his folksy guitar playing and philosophical lyrics, no other contemporary influenced the songwriting of John Lennon and Paul McCartney more than Bob Dylan. This 60-minute multimedia presentation will trace the compositional maturation of the Beatles, showing how they developed from teenybopper pop stars into the foremost musical artists of their era by illustrating in detail Dylan's influence.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.