Director’s College Event: From the Shadow of JFK – The Rise of Beatlemania in America

The_Beatles_in_AmericaOn Thursday, October 29, the Farmington Libraries will host Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz to discuss the impact of JFK’s assassination on the initial success of The Beatles in the U.S. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive.

February 1964 was the most important month of the Beatles’ entire career. It firmly established Beatlemania in the United States, highlighted by three performances on The Ed Sullivan Show. This program will put the Beatles’ first U.S. visit in historical context, with particular emphasis on the assassination of John F. Kennedy and how the president’s death helped Beatlemania flourish.

America’s only professional Beatles scholar, Aaron Krerowicz won a research grant through the University of Hartford in November 2011 to study the band and has the authored three books on the subject.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance for this program by calling the library at 860-673-6791, using the online registration form, or visiting the Information Services desk. If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

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