|From The Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America|
Event Type: Adult Program|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Many Beatles biographers have cited President John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963 as a cause for the Beatles' sudden popularity in the United States in early 1964.Library: Aspen Drive Library map
Their logic: Kennedy's assassination made America sad, 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.
The real answer is that Kennedy's life and death inadvertently primed the nation for the Beatles' arrival and success. This 60-minute multimedia program explains how and why. REGISTER
Location: Meeting Room A and B
Professional Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz won a research grant through the University of HartfordStatus: Closed
in 2011 to study the band and since has presented his findings through more than 300 presentations
throughout the US and England. He has authored four Beatles books, and created a series of original
Beatles drawings. Aaron also produces a series of 60-second videos called The Beatles Minute, which
can be found on his website and YouTube. For more information, and to register for his free monthly
email newsletter, visit his website: www.AaronKrerowicz.com.