BEATLES, THE MAKING OF REVOLVER, 6-8pm, Tuesday, February 12, RH Johnson Lecture Hall; $10 fee.
This lecture will follow in the footsteps of The Beatles as they redefine contemporary music, breaking boundaries by expanding the scope of pop and rock sounds, as they create their timeless masterpiece – “Revolver”. We will discuss the genesis of how the songs were conceived and written, their musical influences, recording and experimental studio techniques and the creation of their legendary artwork cover sleeve. “Revolver” is recognized as inspiring diverse subgenres of music including electronica, baroque rock, and world music among others. As a bonus we will also play some rare rehearsal recordings from their Sgt. Pepper’s album. Rolling Stone ranks “Revolver” as the #3 album of all time!
Instructor Vincent Bruno is a rock historian with a focus on The Beatles and The Sixties. Recently retired as Director of First Year Programs at LaGuardia Community College (City University of New York). He holds an MPA from Baruch College and as an adjunct professor he has taught courses in numerous disciplines including Humanities, Management and Cooperative Education. As a Beatles scholar and storyteller, he both embraces their legacy and presents an entertaining, interactive and informative session for both the casual listener and the hard-core Beatles fan. He currently resides in NJ and AZ.