Do the Beatles Still Matter? At the Bedford Library on Sunday, March 2

An image cropped from the cover of Tim Riley's book on John Lennon
An image cropped from the cover of Tim Riley’s book on John Lennon

Submitted by the Bedford Free Public Library

Tim Riley will speak at the Bedford Library on March 2

A multimedia lecture by Tim Riley, music critic for Here and Now on NPR/WBUR will examine the continued relevance of the Beatles at 2 pm on Sunday, March 2 at the Bedford Free Public Library, 7 Mudge Way. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

In addition to his duties at NPR/WBUR Riley is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Emerson College and author of Lennon: the Man, the Myth, the Music- the Definitive Life (Hyperion 2011).   His first book, Tell Me Why: A Beatles Commentary (Knopf/Vintage 1988), was hailed by the New York Times as bringing ‘new insight to the act we’ve known for all these years.’

The Ed Sullivan shows will be the starting point for this exploration of the Beatles’ career and their enormous success, which speaks to our collective good aesthetic taste.

This program is free and open to the public. For additional information call 781-275-9440 or visit

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