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Beatles Fans - Westfield Memorial Library hosts "The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road'

The iconic Abbey Road album cover
John Lennon would have celebrated his 75th birthday this year.

WESTFIELD, NJ --  The Westfield Memorial Library (550 East Broad St., Westfield) will present, “The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road" on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m.

This two-hour lecture examines the historic journey of The Beatles, starting from their early days in Liverpool and Hamburg, into the excitement of Beatlemania, through their ground-breaking studio albums (Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) to their remarkable final recordings at Abbey Road.

Speaker Vincent Bruno is a rock historian who focuses on The Beatles and The Sixties. Recently retired as rector of First Year Programs at LaGuardia Community College (City University of New York), he holds an MPA from Baruch College. An Adjunct Professor for the past 25 years, he has taught courses in numerous disciplines including Humanities, Management and Cooperative Education.

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As a Beatles scholar/storyteller, he looks to both embrace not just their legacy but to present an entertaining, interactive and informative session for both the casual listener as well as the hard-core Beatles fan.

The program is free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to the 43 libraries -- including Scotch Plains and Fanwood -- that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Visit (Click on the “About Us” tab for a list of participating libraries.) To register for the program, visit the Westfield Library’s website, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908.789.4090 option 0.

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