In addition to being a huge Beatles fan, I'm also a huge baseball fan. So I made a point of attending a Tigers game the other day...
...and adding a Tigers cap to my MLB collection, which now stands at 27 of the 30 teams (I'm missing only the Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, and New York Yankees - but who would ever want a Yankees cap?).
I also inadvertently encountered what has to be Detroit's most famous road - and probably the second-most-famous road in pop music (behind Abbey, of course):
And just to counter-balance the pop music reference with a classical music reference, here's a license plate I spotted in Warren, MI on Tuesday:
Back to the pop music world, I deliver my JFK/Beatles program this afternoon in western Michigan:
Saturday, 10 June 2017, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Bloomingdale Communicaitons, 101 W. Kalamazoo St, Bloomingdale, MI
From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America
Many Beatles authors 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. The real answer is that Kennedy's life and death inadvertently primed the nation for the Beatles' arrival and success. This multimedia program will explain how and why.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.