SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On Feb. 24, 1969, the current home of the Springfield Library was dedicated. The very next day, halfway across the world, The Beatles would be hard at work on what would become Abbey Road.
The band's incredible, fast-paced and career-defining year was the subject of a tlk hed at the library yesterday evening by John Groom, who was born and raised in Liverpool during his youth. Groom is an expert on The Beatles, and spent the time breaking down the major events that happened to the group that year.
As the library description noted,1969 saw the recording and release of two albums, with three chart topping singles as well as their last and somewhat impromptu concert, their last recording session and their last photo session.
Additionally, Groom also touched upon some of the more unique anecdotes, including what each member did post-Beatles, and the conspiracy theory that sprung up around the "death" of Paul McCartney.
Speaking with TAPinto after the presentation, Groom said that what made The Beatles so special was their longevity and hits in the music industry.
"There's never been anyone like them," Groom said. "And I wish somebody would come and revitalize popular music like they did...You can look at their history and come to the conclusion that the world was waiting for them in the early sixties. And I think to some extent that's the truth."
Groom noted that The Beatles had sustained success, which is what cemented their place in popular culture.