On This Date (October 28) in 1961, Raymond Jones ordered the single 'My Bonnie' from Brian Epstein, thus setting in motion events that would ultimately lead to Epstein's management of The Beatles.
The single's B-side, 'The Saints', would influence Paul McCartney's writing of 'I Saw Her Standing There' two years later.
October's tour concludes tomorrow afternoon with my 30th speaking engagement of the month.
Saturday, 29 October 2016, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Monessen Public Library, 326 Donner Ave, Monessen, PA
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.