Relive the highpoint of the Beatles’ touring years with author Dave Schwensen as he takes you behind the scenes and on stage for the group’s legendary 1965 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium. On Monday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m., in Rodman Main Auditorium, Schwensen will give the audience a close-up look at the first modern outdoor stadium rock concert, describing a capacity crowd of 55,600 who watched John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr perform on a hot August night in the media capital of the world.
His program includes the making and restoration of the television special, a “secret” recording session by the Beatles to improve the sound of their performance, concert films and rare live recordings. A display of Beatles memorabilia will be available for viewing before and following the program.
Books will be available for purchase following the program which the author will then sign. This program is free and open to the public, supported by the Friends of Rodman Library. No registration is needed. For more information, call the Main Library at 330-821-2665, ext. 107.