Beatles 50th Anniversary Event with Art Schreiber

When:  Wednesday, October 1st, 7pm.

Where: Black Box Theatre of the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), adjacent to the Library and Archives (2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland) 

This event is FREE with a reservation through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com

The event comes in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the United States and American Archives Month. Art Schreiber is one of two American reporters and three British journalists who traveled with the Beatles on their first US/Canadian tour 50 years ago. In 1964, Schreiber, the news director at Cleveland’s KYW-AM/FM radio station, was put on the Beatles’ tour by the Westinghouse owned station.

Art Schreiber will share his many stories from the tour, as well as excerpts of interviews he did with the Beatles. He will discuss what it was like traveling with the Fab Four, share stories about playing hours of Monopoly with John Lennon and George Harrison and how Paul McCartney saved his career.

Head Archivist Jennie Thomas will also give a brief presentation of the materials included in the Rock Hall’s collection related to the Beatles’ 1964 U.S. tour, including photographs, tour documents, pieces from the Jane Scott Papers, and an 8mm silent film of the Cleveland show. 

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