• Jude Southerland Kessler

    John Lennon Author/Historian

    Jude Southerland Kessler’s fourth volume of the history of John Lennon, was debuted at the Chicago Fest last summer. It is called, Should Have Known Better and covers 1964 from the day the returned from their historic American debut in February. This is an amazing book and a must read for all Beatles fans, especially John fans.  Over 900  pages of day by day accounts of the year Beatlemania broke out worldwide.  The first volume in the series is Shoulda Been There, the second is Shivering Inside, and the third is She Loves You.

    Jude has a new panel discussion on the Beatles’ 1964 North American Tour, with Bruce Spizer, Chuck Gunderson, and Piers Hemmingsen.

    A featured writer on the Fest’s Blog for the last two years, where she is contributing two pieces per month, Jude’s A/V presentations at the FEST are original and you will even learn new things about the Beatles.