Come Together and Discuss The Beatles!
Individuals of all ages are invited to join music scholar Aaron Krerowicz for a special series of presentations that highlight the musical influences and evolution of The Beatles entitled, "Come Together and Discuss The Beatles," beginning in January at various IndyPL locations.
The lineup of programs in this series includes:
- "The Influence of Bob Dylan on The Beatles"
Saturday, January 27 from 2 - 3 p.m.
Glendale Branch, 6101 N. Keystone Avenue
With his folksy guitar playing and philosophical lyrics, no other contemporary influenced the songwriting of John Lennon and Paul McCartney more than Bob Dylan. This 60-minute multimedia presentation will trace the compositional growth of The Beatles, showing how they developed from teenybopper pop stars into the foremost musical artists of their era by illustrating in detail Dylan's influence.
- "From the Shadows of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America"
Monday, February 5 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Irvington Branch, 5625 E. Washington Street
Many Beatles authors have cited John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963 as a cause of the Beatles' sudden popularity in the United States in early 1964. Their logic: Kennedy's assassination made America sad, and then the Beatles made America happy again. But this commonly accepted answer is overly simplistic. The real answer is that Kennedy's life and death inadvertently primed the nation for the Beatles' arrival and success. This 60-minute program will explain how and why.
- "The Beatles and the Rolling Stones"
Sunday, February 18 from 2 - 3 p.m.
Pike Branch, 6525 Zionsville Road
Ask anybody to name two English rock bands from the 1960s and the response will likely be, "The Beatles and the Rolling Stones." This 60-minute multimedia presentation will compare and contrast the two through musical examples and interviews with the band members.
Call 317-275-4099 for more information about these free Library programs.