7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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, 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.