2017-04-07 / Community

“Beatlemania!” as a Course


Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr are the subject of a fascinating course entitled “Beatlemania!” Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr are the subject of a fascinating course entitled “Beatlemania!” Take a “Magical Mystery History Tour” with historian and life-long Beatles fan John Ellis Kordes. Garden City Public Schools Continuing Education is offering a four week course entitled “Beatlemania!”

Kordes will explore the origins of the group in Liverpool, England, and how they struggled in the early years before exploding onto the world scene in 1964. Learn the stories behind their early albums and how four young men who could neither read nor write music changed the culture, fashions and the entire music industry while becoming the most successful musical group in history.

The course will discuss the touring years ending with their last concert in August 1966. These are the Beatlemania years. A multi-media presentation will include rare concert footage and interviews using the Beatles own words. Many colleges and universities have been offering similar courses as a half century later the Beatles remain a major musical and cultural influence around the world.

The course will be taught on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning on May 2nd at the Garden City High School. For more information and fees, call Continuing Education at 478-1070

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The Beatles influenced a

The Beatles influenced a whole generation of baby boomers and adults during this time period.

Beatles had a major effect on

Beatles had a major effect on the youth during the touring years

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