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Get Back To 1964…The Beatles Come to America

Tickets will go on sale for this event Monday, December 18, at 12 p.m.

Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music Presents Symposium to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Arrival in America

The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University will present a symposium on Saturday, February 3, 2024 that celebrates the arrival of the Beatles in America sixty years ago. Titled Get Back…To 1964, the day-long event will include panel discussions, interviews, book signings, and musical performances of early Beatles’ songs performed by regional musicians.

Participants in the symposium include Beatles’ authors Ken Womack (Living the Beatles Legend) Bruce Spizer (The Beatles Please Please Me); radio personalities Dennis Elsas (WFUV and Sirius) and Tom Frangione (Sirius); and musician Jim Babjak (Smithereens).

“The arrival of The Beatles in February 1964 profoundly changed the course of American music,” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music. “They inspired musicians here from New York to San Francisco and brought to rock & roll brand new ideas as to how the music could be made.”

“The Beatles transformed American music, fashion and culture. Their mop-top hair styles, Beatle boots and mod clothing became an overnight obsession in the 1960’s”, said Eileen Chapman, Director of the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music. “They encouraged the younger generation to take a deeper look at what was happening in the world.”

The symposium, which is open to the public, will be held in the auditorium of Monmouth University’s historic Great Hall.
Tickets are $64 and will go on sale Monday, December 18, at noon at the Monmouth University Box Office in the Ocean First Bank Center and online here.