September 19: "The Influence of American Rock 'n' Roll on the Beatles" at the Limberlost Public Library, and "The Beatles: Band of the Sixties" at the Kendallville Public Library
This Saturday, September 19, I'll be giving two talks in Northeastern Indiana:
Saturday, 19 September 2015, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Limberlost Public Library, 164 Kelly St., Rome City, IN
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.
Saturday, 19 September 2015, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Kendallville Public Library, 221 South Park Ave, Kendallville, IN
The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical 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.
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