The Rockford Public Library Present Beatles Month
Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016
Rockford, IL – Rockford Public Library is pleased to be providing a month long celebration of the Beatles.
On May 6th we start off the month by inviting you to enjoy a live program and book signing with Beatles Scholar Aaron Krerowicz. Aaron will speak about the music of the Beatles in a 60-minute multimedia presentation at 6:00 PM, in the Sullivan Theater, at the Nordlof Center.
Aaron will autograph books right after the performance in the lobby.
Following Aaron at 8:00 pm, hear a live acoustic performance by “John” and “George” of Chicagoland’s “Meet the Beetles” tribute band, the “lads not quite from Liverpool”. Meet the Beetles are some of Chicagoland’s finest musicians paying tribute to the greatest band in history. These lands have come from every point on the rock n’ roll compass to create a “Beatles Concert Experience”, complete with the look, accent, proper instruments, and onstage banter.
This is a free event, with a cash bar provided by Kryptonite.
Fab 4 Film Festival.
On Sunday May 22nd, the Rockford Public Library presents a Beatles Fab 4 Film Festival. Starting at noon we will show back to back Beatles movies and a special 4 part viewing of Ed Sullivan Show appearances. The movies are FREE! We suggest that people get their early as only about 220 seats have a great view of the movie screen.
12:00 Noon, A Hard Day’s Night
2:00 pm, Magical Mystery Tour
4:00 pm, The Beatles In Their Own Write
6:00 pm, George Harrison Living in the Material World
Excerpts from the Ed Sullivan shows starring the Beatles will be shown between films!
All month long we will feature music CDs, books and DVDs featuring the Fab 4. Watch our website and Facebook pages for books, and more.
About Aaron Krerowicz
Despite being born 15 years after the band broke up, Aaron Krerowicz is the United States of America's only full-time professional Beatles music scholar. In November 2011, he won a research grant through the University of Hartford to study the band. The results of this on-going venture have been presented through more than 200 analytic presentations at universities, libraries, continuing education programs, and community centers throughout the United States and England.
About Meet the Beetles
John Lennon – Scott Carlson: Scott has performed in many venues with various bands and as a solo performer. This versatile musician began as a traveling vocalist. Along the way a bass found its way into his hands, and Scott played the role of Paul McCartney for three years. Then he picked up a rhythm guitar and switched to the role of John Lennon. For this role he also picked up a harmonica.
About The Movies
A Hard Day’s Night. A lively, good-natured spoof of "Beatlemania" portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the rock group.
Magical Mystery Tour. The Beatles charter a special bus and embark on a magic journey through the English countryside. Features popular Beatles songs including 'The Fool on the Hill,' 'Blue Jay Way,' 'Your Mother Should Know,' 'I Am the Walrus,' and 'Magical Mystery Tour.'
The Beatles In Their Own Write. (This film investigates and discovers the story of The Beatles via their own music and in so doing reveals, in a way previously undocumented, just how this unlikely collective came to write the songs that made the whole world sing.)
Complete Ed Sullivan shows starring the Beatles. Now viewers can experience the moment music changed forever! When the Beatles stepped onto Sullivan's New York stage on Sunday, February 9, 1964 to make their American TV debut, 86 percent of all TVs on at that hour tuned in. The Beatles appeared on the Sullivan show four times!
George Harrison Living In the Material World. Using unseen photos and footage ... director Martin Scorsese traces the life of George Harrison in a personal film, weaving together performance footage, home movies, rare archival materials and interviews with his family and friends"
The Beatles: Band of the Sixties - A Presentation and Tribute Concert
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
J.R. Sullivan Theater / Nordlof Center
Ages 18 & Over
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
First, we'll hear Beatles scholar and author Aaron Krerowicz explore the music of the Beatles in a 60-minute multimedia presentation, followed by a Q&A and book signing, as well as a cash bar provided by Kryptonite. Immediately following, we'll enjoy a live acoustic performance of Beatles music by "John" and "George" of Chicagoland's "Meet the Beetles" tribute band, "lads not quite from Liverpool."