From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America with Aaron Krerowicz

October 14, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Renowned music and Beatles scholar, Aaron Krerowicz, returns to TML for two more engaging and entertaining musical programs.  In the evening program, Krerowicz will look at the effect of the Kennedy assassination on the rise of the Beatles.

beatles bandMany 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, 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 multimedia program will explain how and why.

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