Presenter David Lilly will look at how the Beatles came to America, conquered America, and changed the rock & roll music scene forever.
The Beatles came to America in early 1964, appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, conquered the American music scene, and changed pop music and culture forever. This talk will examine how the Beatles accomplished all of this and, in doing so, became the biggest thing in the world. We’ll look at newspaper and TV news reports and the Beatles’ Ed Sullivan appearances and reveal how a 14-year-old Maryland girl played a key role in making all this happen. We’ll also talk about the British rock groups that followed the Beatles to America during that summer of 1964 and end with a rarely seen early performance by the Rolling Stones.
This program is open to the public and sponsored by LearningQUEST.