1970 and beyond

By early 1964, The Beatles were international rock stars changing the face of modern music and global culture forever. By 1970, after a mere, but monumental, six-year run, The Beatles stunned the world when they disbanded.

More than fifty years later people still obsess about the end of The Beatles. Their music, described as “majestically good” in Rolling Stone Magazine continues to matter as much today as it ever did.  

But what happened to the individual Beatles after the band broke up? No spoiler alert necessary (unless you’re Rip Van Winkle and have been asleep for the past 50 years) - John Lennon was murdered in 1980 at the age of 40 and George Harrison succumbed to lung cancer in 2001 at the age of 58. But there’s much more to the story. 

Vinnie Beatles MML

Join us 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 17, as Beatles scholar and ‘60’s Rock Historian, Vinnie Bruno, presents a fun and fascinating program that continues the post break up story of the individual members of the world’s most famous rock 'n’ roll band and highlights the solo careers of John, Paul, George and Ringo. The program will cover The Beatles’ legacy, how they established themselves as solo artists, their collaborations with each other on many solo projects and a discussion about their last collaborative project, the multimedia production known as “The Beatles Anthology” released in the 1990’s.

Vinnie Bruno, recently retired Director of First Year Programs at La Guardia Community College (City University of New York), holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from Baruch College. As a Beatles scholar and storyteller, he masterfully presents their legacy in an entertaining, interactive style for both the casual listener and hard-core Beatles fan. 

Tickets to the lecture are $5 each and will be available in the lobby of the Renaissance Theater beginning at 9:00 a.m.