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Jazz Meets The Beatles
March 1957, sixteen year old John Lennon formed a band, The Quarry Men, with several friends. 1958, Paul McCartney and George Harrison were playing with the band. 1960, the name changed to ‘Beetals’ as a tribute to Buddy Holly and the Crickets. August 1960, they were playing as the Beatles. 1962, Ringo Starr joined the band. Carroll James of AM radio station WWDC in Washington, DC first played “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in mid-December 1963. February 7, 1964, 34% of the American population was introduced to the Beatles via The Ed Sullivan. By April 1964, the Beatles held twelve positions on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, including the top five. 10 years, 236 original compositions, worldwide album sales top 800 million. It was over on December 31, 1970.
Maggie Worsdale sings some of the more popular Beatles tunes and tells the stories behind them. The Beatles wrote about what they knew, what they read about in the news, what they dreamed about and the passion of the 1960’s. Worsdale’s handpicked Beatles songs are uniquely interpreted just for this tribute to what many consider the greatest rock band of all time.
THE JAZZ PROTAGONISTS
Special Guest – Ken Slavin