The Beatles Weekend: Beatleness by Candy Leonard

Beatleness by Candy Leonard

Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

@ The West End Museum.

Beatles author Candy Leonard will be discussing her new book, Beatleness: How The Beatles and Their Fans Remade The World.

Beatleness is the story of how The Beatles’ constant presence in the 1960s transformed the childhood and adolescence of millions of fans and how, with a little help from their fans, The Beatles remade the world. Based on interviews with hundreds of fans of different ages and genders, Beatleness is a richly textured cultural history, showing what it was like to grow up immersed in Beatles—from Ed Sullivan to the Apple rooftop—eagerly awaiting each record and watching their evolution. Candy Leonard is a Cambridge-based first-generation Beatles fan, intimately familiar with the band’s body of work, biography and fan culture. She is also a sociologist with a background in qualitative research, child development, popular culture and media studies.

There will be a meet and greet with the author from 3 – 4 PM.

Beatleness by Candy Leonard is part of The Beatles Invade Boston: 50th Anniversary Celebration presented by the West End Museum, a weekend of events celebrating the momentous anniversary, on September 12, 13, and 14, Keep an eye on our website, Facebook page and Twitter feed, for updated information.