This session examines a chronological historic account of the lives, works and influence of The Beatles on contemporary society. We will discuss their phenomenal achievements from a musical and cultural perspective. The lecture will be enhanced with visual backgrounds and audio clips. Our historic journey starts from their early days as a cover band in Liverpool and Hamburg, into the excitement of Beatlemania, thru their creative ground breaking studio albums (Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Peppers) to the formation of Apple Corps and finally to their remarkable final recordings at Abbey Road Studios. Coming full circle, we will explore the highlights of each individual’s post Beatles work.
Vincent Bruno is a rock historian with a focus on The Beatles and the Sixties. Mr. Bruno has recently retired as Director of First Year Programs at LaGuardia Community College (City University of New York) a position he has held since 1990. He holds an MPA from Baruch College and as an Adjunct Professor for the past twenty-five years has taught courses in numerous disciplines including Humanities, Management and Cooperative Education. As a Beatles scholar and storyteller he looks to both embrace not just their legacy but to present an entertaining, interactive and informative session for both the casual listener as well as the hard core Beatles fan. He currently resides in Sun City.