September 7: "The Beatles: Band of the Sixties" at the Midwest Genealogy Center & "The Beatles Alter Ego, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" at the Liberty, MO Library
The tour officially begins today, with presentation #1 at the Rayton, MO library, and continues tomorrow with presentations #2 and #3:
Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Mid-Continent Public Library, Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Rd, Independence, 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.
Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Mid-Continent Public Library: Liberty, 1000 Kent St, Liberty, MO
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, and one of the first rock concept albums. This 60-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.
The comparison found in my BEATLES MINUTE video "Melody in 'Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!'" features in both of tomorrow's talks, and so serves as a preview:
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.