The Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans was held the weekend of August 12-14. Throughout the weekend, I held a promotion: All email addresses registered for my free monthly email newsletter would be entered into a drawing. Three winners would suggest topics for my BEATLES MINUTE video series.
This morning I posted the third and final video, as suggested by David Fell - a revision of an earlier MINUTE, in which I mistakenly cited Paul McCartney as the bass player on "Drive My Car" when it was actually George Harrison.
The two other promo winners were Barry, "The #1 Beatles Fan in Nevada" (who suggested "BBC Censorship of Beatles Songs") and The All McCartney Podcast (who suggested the topic of Paul's bass playing on "Rain" - a song which actually does feature McCartney on bass and not George!).
Tomorrow starts the first of three fall tours. From September 6-20, I have 12 speaking engagements throughout Missouri and Arkansas, starting with:
Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Mid-Continent Public Library: Raytown, 6131 Raytown Rd, Raytown, MO
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
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.