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.
Schwensen is the author of "The Beatles at Shea Stadium," "The Beatles in Cleveland" and other books, three blogs and an entertainment journalist with articles published in the United States and worldwide. He's a pop culture enthusiast and a presenter with a sense of humor and love for music. His newspaper and magazine interviews and behind the scenes exclusives have included entertainers such as Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Britney Spears, The Monkees, Willie Nelson, Ray Romano, Lisa Lampanelli, Dave Chappelle, Jeff Foxworthy, Drew Carey and many others.
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.