Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center in Newark will present an exhibition titled “Ladies and Gentlemen … The Beatles!” from Nov. 18 to June 25.
The Grammy Museum and the company Fab Four Exhibits co-curated this exhibition, which features artifacts and interactive displays and has already been presented in various American cities and in Japan. It focuses on the prime “Beatlemania” era of early 1964 to mid-1966.
Items include concert contracts (including the one for the band’s 1964 show in Atlantic City); clothing worn by band members, including Paul McCartney’s jacket from the 1965 Shea Stadium concert; lyric sheets written by McCartney; hand-written setlists; and gold records. Interactive elements will include a drumming lesson by Ringo Starr.
In addition, Beatles expert Ken Womack will conduct interviews with May Pang, who will also preview “The Lost Weekend: A Love Story” (a documentary about her relationship with John Lennon), Nov. 18; Allan Kozinn and Adrian Sinclair, who have co-written a book titled “The McCartney Legacy (Volume 1: 1969-73),” Dec. 14; and Mark Lewisohn, whose books about The Beatles include “The Beatles: All These Years: Volume One – Tune In,” March 30. (With The Fest for Beatles Fans taking place at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City March 31-April 2, the Lewisohn event will take place at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City.)
For information and tickets, visit grammymuseumexp.org.
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