We’re still thrilling to Scott Freiman’s bottomless pool of knowledge about the Beatles. Here he takes on the band before they were even the Beatles through the moment they burst on the scene to forever change our world. Scott has touched on the early Beatles before at the Burns, but these new fascinating and exhilarating presentations—captured on film—are completely revamped and expanded with new music, video, and other material. —Brian Ackerman
At first John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Richard Starkey were just four Liverpool teenagers who picked up guitars (or drumsticks) and decided to play music. With no formal training or ability to read music, they tried to emulate their American rock heroes. Within a few years, they would change music history (and the world) forever. In this lively talk, Freiman explores their path from the early days as the Quarrymen to their transformation in Hamburg.