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The Beatles topic for Historical Society

The Beatles topic for Historical Society The Beatles topic for Historical Society

The Historical Society of Harrison County will have its quarterly event Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m. as scheduled with a few changes due to COVID-19. It will be a virtual event via ZOOM.

The topic will be “The Influence of American Rock ‘n’ Roll on The Beatles” presented by Aaron Krerowicz.

Attendees should use this link for the event: https://butleru.zoom.us/j/99780483467 (no password is required.) It is recommended that attendees log-in five to 10 minutes before 7 p.m.

Krerowicz presented the Beatles and JFK program on Feb. 9, 2017, for the Historical Society of Harrison County, so this is a return trip to Harrison County, albeit virtually.

Krerowicz [keh-DOH-vitch], a professional Beatles scholar, won a research grant to study the band in 2011 and since has presented his findings hundreds of times throughout the United States and England. He has authored Beatles books and created a series of original Beatles drawings.

Before the Beatles ever wrote their own songs or performed on stage, they were inspired to do so by American rock ‘n’ roll records, Krerowicz said. This 90-minute multimedia program illustrates the influence of Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and other American recording artists from the 1950s on the Beatles through side-by-side comparisons and musical analysis of Beatles’ covers and original recordings.

This free event is open to the public and is made possible through a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission matched by the Harrison County Community Foundation.

Other virtual Historical Society of Harrison County programs will take place later in the year.

For more information, contact Karen Schwartz, president of the Historical Society of Harrison County, at 812-736-2373 or by email at [email protected].

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