The Beatles: Band of the 60s

Beatles: Band of the 60s

What is it about the Fab Four that makes them such an enduring part of the entertainment landscape? Find out from one of the world’s leading scholars on the Beatles and their music when Aaron Krerowicz comes to the library 7 p.m. Sunday, June 28.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the end of the Beatles, when Paul McCartney announced on April 10, 1970, that he was quitting the group. Yet even though more than half-century has passed since they changed their name from the Quarrymen to the Beatles in 1960, the musical legacy of McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr continues to have a place in popular culture.

Whether it’s McCartney still selling out stadiums around the world on his current Out There tour (it has already grossed more than $172.4 million), or the Cirque du Soleil production “Love,” which has been combining Beatles classics and amazing acrobatics at The Mirage in Las Vegas since 2006, the public has never quit the Beatles.

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Krerowicz is one of just two professional Beatles scholars in the world. After earning his master’s degree in music from Boston University, he won a research grant to University of Hartford to study the band. He has presented his findings to more 100 groups at universities, libraries, continuing education programs and community centers throughout the U.S. His first book, The Beatles and The Avant-Garde, was published in December 2014. For more information on Aaron, visit his website.


Beatlemania will come to life in his multi-media presentation, The Beatles: Band of the Sixties. Learn about the world’s most famous rock band from their earliest concerts in Germany to their final trip down Abbey Road with audio clips of music and excerpts of interviews with the band.

Join us on a Magical Mystery Tour though a history of the Beatles on Sunday June 28, 7-8:30 p.m., in Marvin Auditorium.


Perry is part of the collection development team, focusing on music, media and fine arts. He has a master’s degree in library science from Emporia State University as well as a master’s degree in music from the University of North Texas. A Topeka native, he returned to his hometown after spending more than a decade on the road as a professional trumpet player.