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A Day in the Life of the Fest for Beatles Fans 2014

It was 50 years ago today, the Beatles taught the world to play.... And see the question of the day: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Beatles Albums?

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Susan L.M. Goldberg

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February 11, 2014 - 11:19 am

Chad & Jeremy sing A Summer Song @beatles_fest #NYCFEST14

Chad and Jeremy played to a packed ballroom, beautifully crooning timeless hits like “A Summer Song” as if it were yesterday.

Good Ol'Freda Kelly, John Lennon's half-sister Julia Baird, and The Lord Mayor of Liverpool talk Liddypool lore #NYCFEST14

Freda Kelly joins Julia Baird (John Lennon’s half-sister) and the lord mayor of Liverpool on the Liverpool Life and Humor! panel. Visit Liddypool for a still-fab music scene and join the Save Madryn Street group on Facebook to help save Ringo’s old neighborhood from the wrecking ball!

The Fifth Beatle author Vivek J. Tiwary looks on in awe as Billy J. Kramer and Pattie Boyd honor Brian Epstein #NYCFEST14

Pattie Boyd, George Harrison’s first wife, joins Martin Lewis and Billy J. Kramer, of Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas fame, and Vivek Tiwary, author of the graphic novel The Fifth Beatle, in honoring Brian Epstein, who will soon be inducted into the Rock n’Roll Hall of Fame.

Pattie Boyd (George's first wife) and musician Billy J. Kramer (far right) fondly remember Beatles' manager Brian Epstein #NYCFEST14

Boyd and Kramer shared memories of Brian Epstein’s grace, talent, loving nature, and loyal business sense. Tiwary, a Broadway producer, views Epstein as a historic role model and a trailblazer. Gay when it was illegal, Jewish in a politely antisemitic Anglo world, and hailing from a rough and tumble port city, the deck was stacked against Epstein when it came to promoting four lads who played music in a cellar. Tiwary’s graphic novel is now being made into a feature film that will begin shooting at the end of this year.

Vivek Tiwary is always up for a spirited Brian Epstein debate, and for signing his graphic novel, The Fifth Beatle, in the Marketplace now! #beatles #nycfest14 #fifthbeatle #brianepstein

Tiwary, the producer of Broadway’s American Idiot, was available to sign copies of The Fifth Beatle and talk about the upcoming film and anything Brian Epstein.

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After fifty years of hype it is sad that the only thing the modern Americans have is a nostalgia for the Beattles. They were a fairly good singing group who made some good songs and made a bundle of money doing it. They never proclaimed that they were God and that they came with a new religion. Frankly it is tiresome that the only thing that the modern civilization has created in fifty years is a hyped up group of guitar strumming narcissists who mirror the modernists themselves. Time to move on.
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Lighten up, buddy. Many of us were saved from a life of crime when we picked up a guitar or a drum set trying to imitate them somehow. They gave the world many good things and perhaps a few bad things but hey they were only human, And see how much they accomplished. We're still talking about them after 50 years...
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