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  • Gregg Bissonette
    Ringo Starr's Drummer on Tour

    Gregg Bissonette

    Ringo Starr's Drummer on Tour

    Gregg Bissonette is one of the most versatile drummers in the business. Since 2008, Gregg has had the “honor and thrill” of performing in the All Starr Band with his drumming hero Ringo Starr at concerts around the world. A first time Fest guest, Gregg will be jamming with Liverpool and doing a Drum Clinic on the main stage on Saturday. Bissonette has played with David Lee Roth, James Taylor, Santana (on his Grammy-winning album Supernatural), Don Henley, Joe Satriani, Andrea Bocelli, ELO, Maynard Ferguson, Spinal Tap, and countless others. Gregg has recorded for numerous films (including The Bucket List, Finding Nemo, Best in Show, The Bourne Supremacy, The Devil Wears Prada, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), TV shows (all ten seasons of the NBC series Friends), and the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert and video. Bissonette recently recorded video lessons for Kennan Wylie’s Drumset Method books (Hal Leonard) and has three solo albums: Gregg Bissonette, Submarine, and Warning Will Robinson. He also has an award-winning 2-disc DVD, Musical Drumming in Different Styles (Hudson Music).

  • Laurence Juber
    In Concert, Formerly of Wings

    Laurence Juber

    In Concert, Formerly of Wings

    Laurence Juber joined Wings as lead guitarist the same time Steve Holley joined. They were both brought into the band by Denny Laine. Laurence will be performing on Saturday and Sunday, and launching his fourth Beatles album -- The Fab Fourth -- at the Fest. One of our all time favorite guitarists, you will hear why once Laurence picks up his guitar and plays. Over the years, Laurence has released three albums of acoustic Beatles tunes and one of Wings tunes. His first project in the Beatles world was as a session musician with Cleo Laine, produced by George Martin. Laurence has also worked extensively with Al Stewart. If we counted correctly, this is Laurence's 36th FEST and he keeps getting better!

  • Billy J. Kramer
    British Invasion Legend In Concert

    Billy J. Kramer

    British Invasion Legend In Concert

    Billy J. will be at the Fest all weekend for music and talks. Legends are hard to come by, but Billy J. is one of them. We are delighted to welcome him back to our stage. One of only two artists to have four songs written for them by Lennon/McCartney (Peter & Gordon was the other). Billy took Do You Want To Know A Secret to # 1 in the UK, knocking the Beatles out of the top spot! Other hits by Billy include Bad To Me, I'll Keep You Satisfied, and From A Window. His latest album, I Won The Fight, was produced and written mostly by Billy - a career first. With a song called To Liverpool With Love, Billy helped lead the charge that got his former manager Brian Epstein inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a few years ago. Billy will be talking about Liverpool (his hometown) and the 60s at the FEST, and will be having signing sessions all weekend.

  • Don Dannemann
    Original Lead singer of The Cyrkle

    Don Dannemann

    Original Lead singer of The Cyrkle

    Don Dannemann was the original lead singer of The Cyrkle (Red Rubber Ball & Turn Down Day). They were the only American artist ever managed by Brian Epstein.The band was on The Beatles' final tour in 1966, including their final ever official concert at Candlestick Park in August of that year. A terrific storyteller, Don will be at the Fest on Sunday only,  telling these great Beatlecentric stories and joining Liverpool to sing his hits and perhaps join in a Beatles song or two. This is Don's first ever FEST appearance.

  • Liverpool
    World's Finest Beatles Tribute Band, Concerts All Three Nights

    Liverpool

    World's Finest Beatles Tribute Band, Concerts All Three Nights

    LIVERPOOL, featuring Drew Hill, John Merjave, Glen Burtnik, and Chris Camilleri, is the World's finest Beatles tribute band. Their amazing concerts highlight every FEST, including the last hour of the concert when they bring up all the musical legends of their time to perform their hits live on our stage.   In honor of its 50th (now 52nd!) Anniversary, the guys will be performing selections from Let It Be. They will also be performing dozens more Beatles and solo Beatles cuts!   For those of you who are new to the FEST and have never attended one of our celebrations, here are some of the artists Liverpool has played with over the past 40 years at the FEST - Harry Nilsson, Billy Preston, Donovan, Peter & Gordon, Billy J. Kramer, Klaus Voormann, Chad & Jeremy, Randy Bachman, Neil Innes and The Rutles, Gerry Marsden, Mike Pender (Searchers), Joey Molland, The Quarrymen, Ronnie Spector, Alan Parsons, Doris Troy, Norman "Hurricane" Smith, Peter Noone, Micky Dolenz, Seven Wings Members, Spencer Davis, Terry Sylvester (Hollies), Gary Wright, Albert Lee, Gene Cornish (Rascals), Max Weinberg, Mark Lindsay, Phoebe Snow, and Billy Kinsley (Merseybeats).   For Liverpool, the focus is on the incredible music the Beatles created, and bringing that energy to the stage while performing note-for-note renditions. Friday evening, they welcome fans with a 60s (optional) Dress Up Night that includes a Look-Alike Contest, a Dress Up Contest, Door Prizes and more. Saturday and Sunday evening's concerts are not to be missed. You never know who is going to show up unannounced to join in the jam!

  • Mark Rivera
    Ringo Starr's Music Director, Legendary Sax Player

    Mark Rivera

    Ringo Starr's Music Director, Legendary Sax Player

    Mark is Ringo’s musical director and one of the top sax players in the business. Mark’s first solo album, Common Bond, continues to receive accolades. Ringo and Billy Joel, whose band Mark has been part of for decades, both play on the album!  Mark was the one who arranged the ‘secret’ 70th birthday surprise for Ringo in 2010, when Paul came out and performed Birthday at Radio City Music Hall. It was a total surprise to Ringo who ran out and got onto his kit to join in with his former bandmate. A moment to remember. Mark will be speaking, joining Liverpool during the concerts, and adding his amazing talents as the top horn player he is.

  • Chris O'Dell
    Worked at Apple, was at Rooftop Concert

    Chris O'Dell

    Worked at Apple, was at Rooftop Concert

    Chris O'Dell The former Apple secretary and one of rock’s first female tour managers was in the studio when the Beatles recorded The White AlbumAbbey Road, and Let It Be, and sang in the chorus of the final cut for “Hey Jude.” worked at Apple Records and was at the historic Rooftop Concert on Jan. 30, 1969. She’s George Harrison’s “Miss O’Dell”, the famous B-side to “Give Me Love,” his No.1 single from 1973. Chris's memoir from 2010, Miss O'Dell, is the remarkable story of an ordinary woman who became a part of rock royalty’s trusted inner circle. Miss O’Dell is a backstage pass to some of the most momentous events in rock history and is the ultimate fly-on-the-wall rock memoir. We look forward to welcoming Chris back to The FEST.

  • The Weeklings
    In Concert on Saturday

    The Weeklings

    In Concert on Saturday

    The Weeklings -- consisting of Glen Burtnik and John Merjave from LIVERPOOL, Bob Burger, and Joe Bellia -- will be playing songs the Beatles wrote but never recorded as well as their Beatle-esque originals -- some fresh from their fourth album -- on Saturday afternoon. This is their sixth consecutive year with us and it is exciting to see their popularity increase each year, getting lots of airplay on Little Steven's Underground Garage, and on Chris Carter's Breakfast With The Beatles, on The Beatles Channel!  

  • Mark Lewisohn
    The World's Foremost Beatles Historian

    Mark Lewisohn

    The World's Foremost Beatles Historian

    We’re honored to welcome MARK LEWISOHN back to the FEST. Mark is taking a brief time out from preparing the second volume of his history trilogy The Beatles: All These Years to join us.
    Considered the world’s foremost Beatles historian, Mark Lewisohn has also written a number of highly-regarded books about the band including The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, The Beatles Day by Day, The Complete Beatles Chronicle, and The Beatles London.

  • Ken Dashow
    Q104.3 - Master of Ceremonies

    Ken Dashow

    Q104.3 - Master of Ceremonies

    Ken Dashow's knowledge and love of music, and of course, The Beatles, can be heard weekday afternoons on Q104.3 FM. Beatles fans from around the world can listen to his Sunday Morning Breakfast With The Beatles show. On the web, he can be heard on iHeart Radio. His live Breakfast With The Beatles three times a year at the Cutting Room (around the Beatles birthdays) have become legendary (of course, not during the pandemic). You never know who is going to pop up on his show, always with plenty of live performances. This is Ken's 20th year as the Fest MC!

  • Bruce Spizer
    Leading Authority on the Beatles Recordings

    Bruce Spizer

    Leading Authority on the Beatles Recordings

    Bruce Spizer is one of the world's leading authorities on the U. S. Beatles recordings. His latest book is on the 50th Anniversary of Abbey Road.  Bruce has been a guest at every FEST nationwide since 1998 - that's more than 50 FESTS!! His eight Beatles books are part of every collector and music aficionado's book shelves. His talks on many various topics are legendary in the Beatles world and we are certain he will come up with some great new subjects for 2022.

  • Vivek Tiwary
    Author of The Fifth Beatle

    Vivek Tiwary

    Author of The Fifth Beatle

    Vivek Tiwary is the author of The New York Times best-selling graphic novel The Fifth Beatle - The Brian Epstein Story. Vivek is a multiple Tony Award winner (Green Day's American IdiotThe Addams FamilyThe Producers), and he's very excited to be joining us. Vivek is also the producer of the current musical Jagged Little Pill on Broadway.

  • Tom Frangione
    The Beatles Channel (SiriusXM) 'Resident Beatles Expert'

    Tom Frangione

    The Beatles Channel (SiriusXM) 'Resident Beatles Expert'

    For over 32 years, Tom’s been covering the Beatles on radio and in print, and is a long-time master of ceremonies and co-host at the Fest, heading up the Trivia and “Name That Tune” contests, and assisting with the auction, interviews and other duties on the main stage. Tom has been part of the official Beatles Channel on SiriusXM since its launch in 2017 as part of the weekly Fab Fourum program, and now hosts the weekly rarities program Way Beyond Compare as well as Apple Jam, focusing on the artists the Beatles introduced to the world on their own Apple Records label. Tom is also a Contributing Editor to Beatlefan Magazine, and contributor to Joe Johnson’s Beatle Brunch Radio.

  • Jude Southerland Kessler
    John Lennon Author/Historian

    Jude Southerland Kessler

    John Lennon Author/Historian

    Jude Southerland Kessler's fifth volume of the history of John Lennon is out now. It is called, Shades of Life: Part 1. This is an amazing book and a must read for all Beatles fans, especially John fans. The first volume in the series is Shoulda Been There, the second is Shivering Inside, the third is She Loves You, and the fourth is Should Have Known Better. A featured writer on the Fest's Blog for the last four years, Jude's A/V presentations at the FEST are original and you will even learn new things about the Beatles.

  • Susan Ryan
    Beatles Historian

    Susan Ryan

    Beatles Historian

    Susan Ryan started an online publication over 18 years ago called Rooftop Sessions, where fans submitted stories and prose about the Beatles. Now she hosts groups of women Beatles historians and comes up with new topics to explore each year in always fascinating talks. Susan also conducts Walking Tours of Beatles and John Lennon sites around New York City. This year at the Fest, Susan will be taking over from the retiring Al Sussman (Al will still be at the Fest!) as Tom Frangione's assistant.

  • Neal Glaser
    Of Art Celebs

    Neal Glaser

    Of Art Celebs

    Neal Glaser’s personal relationships with celebrities has developed to where Art Celebs now is the publisher of artwork by Ringo Starr and Jimi Hendrix, and the publisher of artwork from comedian Bill Maher’s recent book When You Ride Alone. Art Celebs also produced and co-published artwork by legend Al Hirschfeld, and today they are the exclusive distributors of fine art lithographs by Sir Paul McCartney. Truly all this fine artwork is music to the eyes. Neal has been part of the FEST for over 20 years,

  • Simon Weitzman
    Director/Producer of Here, There & Everywhere

    Simon Weitzman

    Director/Producer of Here, There & Everywhere

    Simon has been creating Here, There & Everywhere - A film celebrating 50+ years of Beatles Fandom. At the NY Metro 2022 Fest, Simon hopes to have ready to premiere it in the main ballroom! Featuring fans from around the world (some very familiar to this audience) the film is a loving showcase of stories and talent celebrating the unique Beatles family. The film is due out later this year. Look out for Simon and fellow producer Stuart around The Fest as they will be doing some further interviews and vox pops for the feature. The Beatles In Stereographic 3D - Paul Skellett and Simon Weitzman present the final book box set celebrating seminal parts of The Beatles career in stereographic 3D. The project took 15 months to complete and the sets feature viewing glasses designed by Queen's Brian May. In addition to the new 3D book, Simon has served as Researcher and Project Wrangler for the tremendous books Tom Murray's Mad Day OutEight Arms To Hold You, and All You Need Is Love. 

  • Bob Abdou
    Puppet Shows All Three Days

    Bob Abdou

    Puppet Shows All Three Days

    After a brief hiatus, Bob Abdou -- Mr. Puppet -- returned to our last Fest in 2019, picking up right where he left off and thrilling Festers once again. We're excited to see what he has in store for us! Bob will also be leading our parade on Saturday.

  • Cellophane Flowers
    In Concert

    Cellophane Flowers

    In Concert

    Cellophane Flowers, featuring Jeff Lubin, is a reinterpretation of Beatles songs arranged for string quartet & voice. They made their FEST debut in 2015 in New York, thrilling attendees on two of our stages.    

  • Black Ties
    In Concert

    Black Ties

    In Concert

    As a four piece rock and roll band based in central Jersey, The Black Ties' rollicking Beatles covers will have you on your feet!

  • The Wag
    On the Apple Jam Stage

    The Wag

    On the Apple Jam Stage

    “If the Beatles and the Cowsills got it on backstage at Ed Sullivan, The Wag would totally be their love child.” -Wil Wheaton (Actor, Author)

  • Scott Erickson
    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Scott Erickson

    On the Apple Jam Stage

    With the addition of the Apple Jam Stage in 2015, long time Fest attendee Scott Erickson became a staple of our music lineup. Since then, he has consistently surprised us by playing group and solo songs we all-but-forgot about, as well as entire albums.

  • School of Rock Hoboken
    On the Apple Jam Stage

    School of Rock Hoboken

    On the Apple Jam Stage

    The School of Rock Hoboken House Band music program gives students under 18 the opportunity to be a part of a gigging band composed of fellow musicians from their school. All students in the Performance Program have the opportunity to audition for a spot in School of Rock Hoboken's "best of" student House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders and act as mentors in the School of Rock Hoboken community, performing live shows in New Jersey & New York metropolitan area rock venues throughout the year.

  • Andrew Weiss & Friends
    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Andrew Weiss & Friends

    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Back for their second year at the Fest.

  • Magical Mystery Girls
    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Magical Mystery Girls

    On the Apple Jam Stage

    The Magical Mystery Girls came together in 2017 as a one-time "supergroup" of female performers to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' revolutionary Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. The response was so overwhelming that they decided to keep the band together and to continue adding songs from the Beatles catalog. After several standing-room only shows to a loyal and growing following, the Magical Mystery Girls are now a sought-after act at festivals, concert venues, and clubs throughout the mid-Atlantic.

  • Joe DeJesu
    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Joe DeJesu

    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Joe DeJesu is a singer/songwriter from Long Island. Joe had a busy year releasing two new singles: “Another Sacrifice” and “United Together (We Will Survive).” The latter of which was picked up by The United Way of Long Island for their Covid-19 relief fundraising campaign. DeJesu has gained a huge following hosting his popular podcast, J.A.M. - Joe's Acoustic Mondays (currently airing on Facebook), which earned Joe the 2021 Bethpage Best of Long Island Award for Best Long Island Podcast. In addition, Joe performs regularly at Long Island’s best venues, including The Paramount, with acclaimed artist Mike Delguidice and other members of The Billy Joel Band. Joe also performs in numerous Beatles tribute acts and, in 2015, started the acoustic Beatles tribute Norwegian Wood with fellow Beatlemaniac and longtime fest attendee, Eddie Profet, Jr. Keep up with Joe on Facebook and Instagram @JoeDeJesuMusic.

  • Kel Sabatino
    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Kel Sabatino

    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Kel Sabatino is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter. Her sound is influenced by a love of 60s/70s folk and rock, as well as more contemporary artists such as Norah Jones and Feist. She has been performing since a young age, with gigs at venues such as The Stone Pony, The Bitter End, and B.B. King's Blues Bar in NYC.

  • Abby Slocum
    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Abby Slocum

    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Abby Slocum is a singer/songwriter, actor, and multi-instrumentalist based in NYC. Originally from the Jersey Shore, Abby has been a Beatles fan her entire life and credits their work as a vital influence in her own music. Abby can be seen and heard playing gigs around the NYC area, and has an upcoming debut EP, "Apologue," set to be released this year. She thanks the Fest for having her, and is so excited to revel in the Beatles love -- in person! Instagram: @abbigurle Facebook: Abby Slocum Music

  • The Sunrise Jones
    On the Apple Jam Stage

    The Sunrise Jones

    On the Apple Jam Stage

    The Sunrise Jones is Ohio's best kept secret in the world of Beatles lovers. As life-long fans of the Fab Four, their dedication to the music comes first, as sold out audiences across the region can attest to. With sets that span the songbook from the Cavern to the Rooftop, each show is a unique and immersive experience you have to see (and hear) to believe.

  • Annie Joyce
    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Annie Joyce

    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Annie Joyce is an artist, songwriter, and Beatles enthusiast who also happens to be an elementary school teacher. You can find her on Instagram @Aljoyce14 or on her website at anniejoyce.com

  • Rowan Aderhold
    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Rowan Aderhold

    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Rowan Aderhold is a 5th grade multi instrumentalist. His keen ear and instincts allow him to traverse many genres while he adds unique stylings and bluesy improvisation into all of his playing. Rowan loves The Beatles, The Who, Phish, The Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, Genesis, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd/Roger Waters and so many more. While Rowan is predominantly self taught, he is now studying jazz piano under Luciano Salvatore and guitar with Ray Ippolito. Follow his musical journey at: rowanaderhold.com.

  • John Montagna
    On the Apple Jam Stage

    John Montagna

    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Paul McCartney bass clinic John Montagna has toured the world and elsewhere as a bassist with legendary artists such as Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren, Denny Laine, and the Turtles (featuring Flo and Eddie). He also co-founded the highly successful “Beatles 101” online course for Gowanus Music Club. In this very special workshop, John examines several of Paul McCartney’s most innovative bass lines, and explains why Sir Paul is one of the “founding fathers” of the bass guitar.

  • More to Come
    See you at the Fest!

    More to Come

    See you at the Fest!

    See you at the Fest!

  • Wally Podrazik
    Panel Discussions

    Wally Podrazik

    Panel Discussions

    Wally Podrazik has been the Discussions Room host at almost all of our Chicago FESTS (and numerous other cities) since 1977.  Wally is one of the most respected Beatles historians in the world and from 1976-1983 wrote three books (with Harry Castleman) that became an early part of a journey to delve deeply in The Beatles history. Wally's insights make his contributions to the daily discussions with our guest authors invaluable.

  • Darren DeVivo
    DJ on WFUV

    Darren DeVivo

    DJ on WFUV

    Radio disc jockey Darren DeVivo has been a major part of New York City’s WFUV for well over thirty years. Since making his on air debut in February 1984, Darren has been part of WFUV’s evolution into one of the country’s leading non-commercial, cutting edge music stations. After years of spinning tunes during different hours of the day and evening,   Darren can be heard Monday through Thursday nights from 10pm until 2am (the next morning) on 90.7 FM, 90.7 FM-HD2, www.wfuv.org and on the WFUV app. Darren can also be heard on weekends on WFUV’s secondary channel, “FUV Music”, from Saturday afternoon at noon until Sunday night at midnight (36 straight hours!) on 907 FM-HD2, wfuv.org and on the app.   In addition, Darren co-hosts the Beatles podcast, “Things We Said Today,” with Fest attendee Ken Michaels and Allan Kozinn.   Darren is also a long time Fest attendee, joining us for the first time in 1982 and missing only one year (2013) along the way!  

  • Rob Leonard
    Host of Beatlesongs

    Rob Leonard

    Host of Beatlesongs

    Rob Leonard is the host of "Beatlesongs", the only live radio show in the Long Island/New York area dedicated to the music and history of the Beatles together and apart. This unique show airs every Friday from 8pm to 11pm on 90.3FM WHPC Garden City, New York www.nccradio.org.  The show started over 37 years ago and has been on the air for over 28 years (1984-1987 and 1996 to the present)    Rob is also the co-host of the Beatles podcast "The Fab 4 Free 4 All" with friends Mitch Axelrod and Tony Traguardo.  www.fab4free4all.com
     

  • Ken Michaels
    DJ & Podcast Host

    Ken Michaels

    DJ & Podcast Host

    Ken Michaels has been a DJ in the metropolitan area for over 32 years. He co-hosts the podcast Things We Said Today, with Al Sussman, Allan Kozinn and Steve Marinucci.

  • David Bedford
    Author of "The Fab 104"

    David Bedford

    Author of "The Fab 104"

    Liverpudlian David Bedford has finished up his new book, Looking For The 4th Beatle. His previous book, The Fab 104, refers to the number of musicians/friends/others who were involved with the Beatles story from the Quarrymen (July 6, 1957) until the day Ringo completed the band in August of 1962. David's first book, Liddypool, is one of those essential books to own, giving us a great glimpse of what it was like to grow up in Liverpool and how that influenced the Beatles. His always entertaining talks and A/V presentations have become fan favorites.

  • Jim Berkenstadt
    Author of "Mysteries in the Music: Case Closed"

    Jim Berkenstadt

    Author of "Mysteries in the Music: Case Closed"

    Jim Berkenstadt is the author of  the new book, "Mysteries in the Music: Case Closed." His last book, The Beatle Who Vanished, took a look at the post-Beatles life of drummer Jimmie Nicol, who sat in for Ringo Starr for 13 days when Ringo was ill in 1964. When Ringo returned, Jimmie Nicol receded into the night. Berkenstadt's book examines exactly what happened to Nicol in the years after his brush with fame.

  • Marc Rubinstein
    Pig Light Show

    Marc Rubinstein

    Pig Light Show

    Pig Light Show

  • Eric Cash
    Beatles Fine Artist and Illustrator of "Once Upon A Time In Liverpool"

    Eric Cash

    Beatles Fine Artist and Illustrator of "Once Upon A Time In Liverpool"

    Internationally acclaimed artist Eric Cash is back again this year at the FEST displaying and selling his traditional style oil paintings of scenes from The Beatles history through his imaginative eyes. Eric, who has been at most Fests since 2008, continues to be one of the most well known Beatles artists going.

  • Chuck Gunderson
    Author of "Some Fun Tonight!"

    Chuck Gunderson

    Author of "Some Fun Tonight!"

    Chuck Gunderson has been attending the FEST since the late 1970s. An avid fan and collector, Chuck's book, Some Fun Tonight!: The Backstage Story of How The Beatles Rocked America, The Historic Tours of 1964-1966, is a must have for all fans. Carefully researched with lots of new information, this epic two-volume comprehensive history of the North American tours features many unpublished images along with rare memorabilia from each city the Beatles performed in.

  • Kit O'Toole
    Author of "Songs We Were Singing"

    Kit O'Toole

    Author of "Songs We Were Singing"

    Kit O'Toole, the author of  Songs We Were Singing: Guided Tours Through the Beatles’ Lesser-Known Tracks, is a Chicago-based freelance writer and blogger who has written about rock, jazz, and R&B for over 20 years. As a blogger, Kit writes for Something Else Reviews (including the popular column “Deep Beatles”), Blinded by Sound (including the column “Deep Soul”), and Cinema Sentries, and previously served as a music editor for Blogcritics. Kit is also a longtime contributing editor for Beatlefan magazine.

  • Piers Hemmingsen
    Author of "The Beatles In Canada"

    Piers Hemmingsen

    Author of "The Beatles In Canada"

    Author of The Beatles In Canada: The Origins of Beatlemania! Piers' book offers a whole new perspective for U.S. fans. We certainly did not know that She Loves You made it to No. 1 in Canada in December, 1963, before we ever heard of the Beatles! Piers has created the standard for Canada's Beatles history, much as Bruce Spizer has done with his series of U.S. books.

  • Mark Brickley
    Author of "Postcards From Liverpool"

    Mark Brickley

    Author of "Postcards From Liverpool"

    Mark Brickley, author of the re-issued book, Postcards From Liverpool: Beatles Moments & Memories. He has a new multi-media PowerPoint Show, The Beatles Road to Stardom: 1956-1964, which he will present at the FEST. This will be Mark's first time joining us at the NY Metro FEST.

  • Terry Crain
    Author of "NEMS and the Business of Selling Beatles Merchandise"

    Terry Crain

    Author of "NEMS and the Business of Selling Beatles Merchandise"

    Author of NEMS and the Business of Selling Beatles Merchandise in the U.S. 1964-1966. The boodocuments original Beatles memorabilia and identifies the companies involved and their dealings with The Beatles management, NEMS and many lawyers. This is Terry's first appearance at the New York Metro FEST as a guest author.

  • Susan Shumsky
    Author of "Maharishi & Me"

    Susan Shumsky

    Author of "Maharishi & Me"

    Susan has written a book from her personal experiences in the 1960s and beyond, called Maharishi & Me: Seeking Enlightenment. Susan learned TM in early 1967, and studied with the Maharishi in Rishikesh in 1970. She ended up working for him for six years in Europe, really getting to know him. We welcome Susan back for her third year. This story has never been told, until her book was published, and is very fascinating.

  • Cheryl Breo
    Author of "Happiness Is A Warm Gun - A Vietnam Story"

    Cheryl Breo

    Author of "Happiness Is A Warm Gun - A Vietnam Story"

    Cheryl is no stranger to The Fest For Beatles Fans, but is now a first-time author with her book, Happiness Is A Warm Gun - A Vietnam Story. It is an autobiography of being married to a Vietnam veteran, and an exploration of the absolute power The Beatles ' music -- the musical therapy that kept her alive in the face of the terror of that war.

  • Steve Matteo
    Author of "Let It Be"

    Steve Matteo

    Author of "Let It Be"

    Steve Matteo is the author of Let It Be (33 1/3-Bloomsbury) and Dylan (Sterling). He has written for such publications as The Absolute Sound, Literary Hub, Dan's Papers, Scenes, Under the Radar, Boomer magazine, The Alternate Root, Versopolis, Ugly Things, Pulse, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, New York magazine, Time Out New York, Rolling Stone, Spin, Interview, Elle and Salon. Steve's talk this year ties in perfectly with the celebration of Let It Be.

  • Randee Dawn
    Author

    Randee Dawn

    Author

  • Patti Gallo-Stenman
    Author of Diary Of A Beatlemaniac

    Patti Gallo-Stenman

    Author of Diary Of A Beatlemaniac

    Author of Diary of a Beatlemaniac: A Fab Insider’s Look at the Beatles Era. The memoir is compiled from her own diary, weekly Teen to Teen newspaper columns, extensive scrapbooking and original snapshots. Patti was also Co-President of the Official Victor Spinetti Fan Club of America, Chapter #1. A journalist by profession and Philly girl, she is no stranger to the Fest for Beatles Fans but is making only her third FEST author appearance.

  • Terri Whitney
    Author of "Any Rhyme At All"

    Terri Whitney

    Author of "Any Rhyme At All"

    Terry Lilly Whitney, a.k.a. The Rockin’ Rhymer, is a Michigan native who has been part of the poetry jam and other activities at the Chicago Fest for several years. Her new book, Any Rhyme At All, will be available at the Fest.

  • Pat Mancuso
    Author of "Do You Promise Not To Tell?"

    Pat Mancuso

    Author of "Do You Promise Not To Tell?"

    Author of "Do You Promise Not To Tell?"

  • More to Come
    See you at the Fest!

    More to Come

    See you at the Fest!

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