The Beatles – 50 Years Later
A respected musicologist once described The Beatles as “One of the most transformative entities of 20th century music” and claimed that they changed the course of popular music forever. Can that possibly be true? Were they really so much more than just four “mop tops”?
In this lecture I don’t speak about their general history. Everyone knows they came from Liverpool and wore long hair. Instead, I speak about some components of their work that often go unnoticed, but are instrumental in the effect their music has on us all. The spices. l speak about the specifics of how they changed the pop music landscape forever. I speak about the glass ceilings they shattered. I point out the subtleties that are often overlooked. I tell stories about how they came to do some of the things they did. In short, I illustrate why they were pioneers of music.
This program will be presented over Zoom, please register to receive the link.
**Please note that this program will not be recorded**
Presenter Bio: Barry Wiesenfeld is a professional musician and music educator. An internationally respected musician who plays both electric and upright basses and doubles on piano, he is comfortable in virtually any genre. He teaches music at the State University of New York and Ramapo College in New Jersey, at various municipal school systems, and privately for students of all ages and levels. Learn more at his website.
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