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Author Event “The Beatles Please Please Me” by Bruce Spizer
September 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Bruce Spizer, an internationally known expert on the Beatles and New Orleans native, will discuss the newest book in his series on the legendary band, Please, Please Me and With the Beatles, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
This presentation is free of charge and open to the public.
The two albums, Please Please Me and With The Beatles, along with their associated singles, introduced the Beatles first to England and then to several countries across the world, including Canada and the United States. Although often overlooked due to the excellence of the group’ s later albums, these early albums contain the exciting songs that fueled Beatlemania.
These albums showcased the songwriting talents of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, as well as cover versions of songs from the group’ s stage show. Had the Beatles not evolved and matured, the group would still be well respected for the quality of the recordings on these two albums. In addition to the usual chapters on the British, American and Canadian perspectives, the book contains chapters on the Decca audition and the EMI artists test session. There are also chapters on the recording sessions and album covers, as well as on the news, music and films of the era to place these albums in their proper context.
Bruce Spizer has written 17 critically acclaimed Beatles books, including The Beatles Are Coming and his new series on the Beatles albums. He has appeared on several national TV programs (ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’s Early Show, CNN, Fox) and radio programs (NPR, ABC, BBC) as a Beatles expert and has given presentations at the Grammy Museum, the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and Beatles conventions in the U.S. and Liverpool. Spizer serves a consultant on Beatles projects for Universal Music Group, Capitol Records, and Apple Corps, Ltd. He lives in New Orleans.
Library Contact Number: 504 889-8143
Bruce will be selling signed copies of his book.