May 10: "The Beatles' Alter Ego, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" at the Waukesha Public Library
I just received a phone call from the Bookfield Library in Illinois (where I will be speaking on Saturday afternoon) asking to bump up the start time from 3pm to 2pm due to a typo on the flyers advertising the program. This will prevent the majority of the audience (who will have learned of the program through the flyers) from arriving an hour early, but might cause problems for anybody who learned of the program through my website or newsletters. I have changed my website calendar to the new start time, but my May newsletter was sent three weeks ago and so can't be revised. Anybody planning to attend who is confused over the start time should call the library for clarification at (708) 485-6917.
In the meantime, the tour continues tomorrow in Waukesha, Wisconsin:
Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave. Waukesha, WI
The Beatles' Alter Ego, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Since its release in 1967, the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has often been regarded as the single greatest rock album ever made, and one of the first rock concept albums. This 90-minute multimedia presentation will observe and discuss the landmark album track by track, citing musical and historical precedents, and illustrating the development of the songs through excerpts from interviews with the band members and clips of discarded takes.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.