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  • Peter Asher
    Of Peter & Gordon

    Peter Asher

    Of Peter & Gordon

    Peter is still one of the busiest people in the music industry. Besides still producing (Peter is the only two-time Grammy winner for "Producer of the Year"), he hosts From Me To You - a wildly popular one hour show on SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel, and still has time to tour with his Memoir Show, with Jeremy Clyde and Albert Lee. Peter has come up with something special and unique for this FEST. Saturday: "A Short History of the British Invasion: What caused it, and how he became a part of it". It will include lots of images to go along with his talking, plus, of course, music with Peter and his Musical Director Jeff Ross. Sunday: "Q & A with Peter" - He would like to give the audience a chance to ask him questions directly. His answers will be a combination of verbal and musical, depending on the questions!

  • Pattie Boyd
    Author of 'My Life In Pictures'

    Pattie Boyd

    Author of 'My Life In Pictures'

    We are so honored to welcome back PATTIE BOYD to THE FEST stage for the first time in 15 years! Pattie first met George Harrison on the set of A Hard Day's Night. They started dating shortly afterwards and were married less than two years later (1966). Pattie was one of the top models during the Carnaby Street era in London in the mid 1960s . George wrote a number of songs for Pattie, none more magnificent than Something. 15 years ago, Pattie wrote her autobiography, Wonderful Tonight, another classic song written for her, but this time by Eric Clapton. Pattie's brand new coffee table book, My Life in Photos is being published in late December. It spans her entire career. You will be able to purchase signed copies of this new book at the FEST.

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

    Mark Rivera

    Ringo Starr's Music Director, Legendary Sax Player

    MARK RIVERA is Ringo’s musical director, Billy Joel's horn player and one of the top sax players in the business. Mark's long awaited autobiography, Sideman is being published in February and Mark can't wait to join us again to talk about his famed career, and of course join in the nightly jams with Liverpool. 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 almost leapt 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.

  • Terry Sylvester
    Liverpool Legend, of The Swinging Blue Jeans & The Hollies

    Terry Sylvester

    Liverpool Legend, of The Swinging Blue Jeans & The Hollies

    TERRY SYLVESTER is a native of Liverpool and former member of The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Hollies, and The Echoes. We are thrilled to welcome him back to the Fest stage!

  • Joey Molland
    Liverpool Legend, of Badfinger

    Joey Molland

    Liverpool Legend, of Badfinger

    Joey Molland  is best known for being a member of Badfinger, the Beatles' protege band on Apple Records. He auditioned for Badfinger in November of 1969, joined the group shortly after, and remained with them until 1974.  From Come and Get It and No Matter What to Day After Day, their driving sound made them an instant sensation in the early 1970s.   In addition to his work with Badfinger, Molland played guitar on George Harrison's albums All Things Must Pass and The Concert for Bangladesh and played on John Lennon's Imagine.   Joey is a native Liverpudlian who will be telling great stories from those hectic Apple days.

  • Mark Lewisohn
    The World's Foremost Beatles Historian

    Mark Lewisohn

    The World's Foremost Beatles Historian

    It is always a pleasure and an honor to have Mark join us! His books are at the top of all must-have Beatles books and of course, we are all waiting for the second volume of his all encompassing Volume two of his trio of supersized biographies.

  • Jay Bergen
    Author of Lennon, The Mobster & The Lawyer

    Jay Bergen

    Author of Lennon, The Mobster & The Lawyer

    JAY BERGEN was John Lennon's attorney in late 1975 into 1976 for the lawsuit that John and Capitol Records filed against Morris Levy, who released an incomplete version of the Rock 'n' Roll album under the name Roots for sale via TV advertising without any permission. Jay became friendly with John and Yoko and tells this unique story in his book, Lennon, The Mobster & The Lawyer. He tells how John was in court every day and was very involved every step of the way. This court case did not get all the notoriety of the immigration case (Lawyer Leon Wildes was a special guest six years ago), but it was extremely important to John. Jay told his fascinating story at our Chicago FEST this past August and we welcome him to our NY METRO FEST in 2023!

  • 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. 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!

  • The Weeklings
    In Concert on Saturday

    The Weeklings

    In Concert on Saturday

    The Weeklings (JEM recording artists), America’s most unique celebration of the music and muse of The Beatles, features former members of Styx, Dave Mason, the original Beatlemania on Broadway, Jon Bon Jovi & The Kings of Suburbia, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg’s Jukebox and BeatlesFest house band Liverpool.   The band performs and records explosive renditions of Beatles album and Top 40 classics, uniquely arranged nuggets such as "Paperback Writer," "Baby You're a Rich Man," and "I Am the Walrus," 60s classic remakes like The Easybeats' 1966 garage rock hit “Friday On My Mind” featuring Peter Noone of Herman Hermit's fame on lead vocals, plus brilliant Beatles-inspired power-pop originals, like "Little Elvis," "In the Moment" and "3" -- the title track from their latest album chosen the No. 1 Coolest Song in the World 2020 on Sirius/XM's Little Steven's Underground Garage. The Weeklings bring their music to life through their extraordinary energy and musicianship, exceptional vocals, and charming stage presence.

  • 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!

  • Cellophane Flowers
    In Concert

    Cellophane Flowers

    In Concert

    Jeff Lake and Cellophane Flowers have been gracing our NY METRO FEST stages since 2015. A guitar, voice, violins, viola, and cello take us on a classical journey through a set of Beatles songs that will blow away all in attendance.

  • 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 21st year as the Fest MC!

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

    Tom Frangione

    The Beatles Channel (SiriusXM) 'Resident Beatles Expert'

    For over 40 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.

  • 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 2023.

  • Kenneth Womack
    Author of Sound Pictures: George Martin Bio Volume 2

    Kenneth Womack

    Author of Sound Pictures: George Martin Bio Volume 2

    Kenneth Womack recently world-premiered both of his wonderful books on George Martin, called Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, The Early Years, 1926-1966 and Sound Pictures, Volume 2 ! When writing about the recording sessions with The Beatles, he makes the reader feel he is in Studio 2 with them. Such long and exciting details we fans want to read about - and he doesn't rush these long segments of the books. Ken is a literary critic and award-winning author who has written five books about the Beatles. His most recent before the George Martin books, New Critical Perspectives on The Beatles, explores the lives and works of the Beatles with new essays. Kenneth is the Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at at Monmouth University in New Jersey. 

  • Allan Kozinn
    Author

    Allan Kozinn

    Author

    Allan Kozinn (with co-author Adrian Sinclair) have written The McCartney Legacy, Volume a 720 page tome that covers Paul's career from 1969-1973. this is one of those books that is a must for all fans. We welome Allan back to the FEST . It has been a while.

  • David Jacks
    Author

    David Jacks

    Author

  • 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.

  • Jacqui Armbruster
    On the Main Stage and Apple Jam Stage

    Jacqui Armbruster

    On the Main Stage and Apple Jam Stage

    The uniquely talented Jacqui Armbruster is bringing her powerful voice and tremendous guitar-playing back to the Fest once again.

  • Magical Mystery Girls
    In Concert

    Magical Mystery Girls

    In Concert

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Molly Jeanne
    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Molly Jeanne

    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Molly Jeanne is a singer songwriter. She has written over 150 original songs, which she performs at venues in New York, Connecticut, Ohio, and Tennessee. Her songs have earned recognition from American Songwriter Magazine and the Smoky Mountains Songwriting Festival.

  • 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.

  • Norwegian Wood with Joe DeJesu
    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Norwegian Wood with Joe DeJesu

    On the Apple Jam Stage

    Joe DeJesu is a singer/songwriter from Long Island. Joe had a busy 2022, 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.

  • Bethany Vollaro
    On the Apple Jam stage

    Bethany Vollaro

    On the Apple Jam stage

    On the Apple Jam stage

  • Penny Lane
    On the Apple Jam stage

    Penny Lane

    On the Apple Jam stage

    On the Apple Jam stage

  • More to Come
    See you at the Fest!

    More to Come

    See you at the Fest!

  • More to Come
    See you at the Fest!

    More to Come

    See you at the Fest!

  • 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. 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. 

  • Skylar Moody
    Panelist

    Skylar Moody

    Panelist

    Skylar Moody is a NYC-Metro based Beatles content creator for TikTok (@lucyinthesky.lar) and YouTube as well as a budding music journalist. From the age of 15, she has been deeply influenced by the work of The Beatles. Their impact has inspired her to connect with fans around the world and become the voice of her generation that keeps the band's legacy alive. Skylar on Wordpress

  • Laila Ortiz
    Panelist

    Laila Ortiz

    Panelist

  • Gary Astridge
    Ringo's Drum Kits Curator

    Gary Astridge

    Ringo's Drum Kits Curator

    We are delighted to welcome back Ringo's personal Drum Curator GARY ASTRIDGE. This year, Gary is bringing a life size Peace Sculptured Hand (made from an actual casting of Ringo's right hand)! Take photos with the sculpture at the FEST and share on social media to spread Ringo's message of Peace and Love!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Marc Rubinstein
    Pig Light Show

    Marc Rubinstein

    Pig Light Show

    Pig Light Show

  • 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!  

  • 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.

  • 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 os also the producer of Jagged Little Pill on Broadway.

  • 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
     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Madeline Bocaro
    Author of In Your Mind - The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono

    Madeline Bocaro

    Author of In Your Mind - The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono

    A New Yorker and passionate rock and roll fan, Madleline has written In Your Mind - The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono, the ultimate biography. She explores Yoko’s extraordinary life, art and music, illuminating Yoko’s spirit and her vision. Also explored is the extraordinary love story of John & Yoko and the work they did together.

  • 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.

  • Susan Ryan
    Beatles Historian

    Susan Ryan

    Beatles Historian

    Susan Ryan started an online publication over 19 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.

  • James Campion
    Author of Take a Sad Song: The Emotional Currency of "Hey Jude"

    James Campion

    Author of Take a Sad Song: The Emotional Currency of "Hey Jude"

    In Take a Sad Song: The Emotional Currency of "Hey Jude," author James Campion dives deeply into the song's origins, recording, visual presentation, impact, and eventual influence, while also discovering what makes "Hey Jude" a classic musical expression of personal comfort and societal unity conceived by a master songwriter, Paul McCartney. This journey into the song includes the insights of experts in the fields of musicology, sociology, philosophy, psychology, and history. Campion also reveals commentary from noted Beatles authors, biographers, music historians, and journalists and, finally, a peek into the craft of songwriting from a host of talented composers across several generations.

  • mr. RAY
    Kid's Concert

    mr. RAY

    Kid's Concert

    Kid's Concert

  • Scott Freiman
    Creator of Deconstructing The Beatles

    Scott Freiman

    Creator of Deconstructing The Beatles

    SCOTT FREIMAN is a composer, a musician, and a software entrepreneur. He is the creator of Deconstructing The Beatles, a series of multimedia presentations about the composition and production techniques of the Fab Four.  Scott has presented his lectures to sold out audiences throughout North America at theaters, museums and corporations, such as Pixar, Google, and Facebook, and has also lectured at colleges and universities and taught a 13-part course at Yale University entitled The Beatles in The Studio.

    Scott is featured in seven Deconstructing the Beatles films now available on DVD. They include films on the Birth of the Beatles, the 1963 Beatles, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, and The White Album, and Abbey Road.

  • Laurie Jacobson
    Author

    Laurie Jacobson

    Author

  • 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.

  • Michael Ventrella
    Author

    Michael Ventrella

    Author

    Author

  • 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.

  • Anthony Robustelli
    Author of "I Want To Tell You: The Definitive Guide To The Music Of The Beatles Volume 1: 1962/1963"

    Anthony Robustelli

    Author of "I Want To Tell You: The Definitive Guide To The Music Of The Beatles Volume 1: 1962/1963"

    Anthony Robustelli's book, I Want To Tell You: The Definitive Guide To The Music Of The Beatles Volume 1: 1962/1963 digs deep and provides detailed analysis of the music the Beatles recorded in 1962 and 1963. At the FEST, Anthony will be providing added flavor to his stories in fascinating A/V Presentations over the weekend.

  • 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 fourth FEST author appearance.

  • Sara Schmidt
    Author of Happiness is Seeing The Beatles

    Sara Schmidt

    Author of Happiness is Seeing The Beatles

    Sara Schmidt is a second-generation Beatles fan who runs the popular website "Meet The Beatles...For Real." She is the author of the book "Happiness is Seeing The Beatles: Beatlemania in St. Louis," and her new book, "Dear Beatle People: The Beatles North American Fan Clubs" will be available soon.

  • 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.

  • Debbie Greenberg
    Former owner of The Cavern

    Debbie Greenberg

    Former owner of The Cavern

    DEBBIE GREENBERG was the owner of the Cavern Club in Liverpool. Her book, Cavern Club: The Inside Story. Goes into the great history of this most famous club on the planet. She will also be giving a
    A/V presentation over the weekend.

  • More to Come
    See you at the Fest!

    More to Come

    See you at the Fest!

  • More to Come
    See you at the Fest!

    More to Come

    See you at the Fest!

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