Tuesday, October 3, 2017

From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America



“From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America” lecture at the Bridgewater Public Library presented by Aaron Krerowicz on October 17th at 6:30 p.m.

Many Beatles authors have cited John F. Kennedy's assassination in November 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. America has suffered numerous tragedies and rebounded each time, but the popularity and staying power of the Beatles remains unmatched in American history. Krerowicz believes that Kennedy’s life and death inadvertently primed the nation for the Beatles’ arrival and success. Join Aaron for a multi-media program that will explore the post-Kennedy Beatlemania phenomenon in the U. S.

Aaron Krerowicz is the United States of America's only full-time professional Beatles music scholar. ​The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.


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