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Becoming the Beatles

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Professor David Venturo

On Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 3.00 p.m. in the Kirby Arts Center at the Lawrenceville School, Professor David Venturo will trace the early musical influences on the Fab Four. Professor Venturo is a Professor of English at the College of New Jersey and holds a Ph.D from Harvard University. He writes and teaches about British Literature from 1600 - 1850, baseball and American culture and the Beatles and pop culture. When asked why he teaches the popular "The Beatles and their World" course at the College level, Professor Venturo stated that the Beatles offer a window into the 1960's, the most dynamic, complicated and controversial decade of the last century. He said that they touched the world and when they were first heard on the Ed Sullivan show in the US they were watched by 73 million people - a record at the time. It is not surprising that the course is one of the most popular courses offered! This lecture promises to be fascinating and unusual.

 

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