Saturday, 25 April 2015, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Mamaroneck Public Library, 136 Prospect Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY
February 1964: The Beatles Conquer America
February 1964 was the most important month of the Beatles' entire career. It firmly established Beatlemania in the United States, highlighted by three performances on The Ed Sullivan Show. This 60-minute multimedia program will put the Beatles' first U.S. visit in historical context, with particular emphasis on the assassination of John F. Kennedy and how the president's death helped Beatlemania flourish, in order to explain why that month proved to be the single most pivotal month of the band's existence.
Saturday, 25 April 2015, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Mount Kisco Public Library, 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY
The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.