"The Influence of American Rock 'n' Roll on the Beatles," a program sponsored by the Kirkland Public Library and Kirkland Historical Society, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The public is welcome.
Before the Beatles ever wrote their own songs or performed on stage, they were inspired to do so by American rock 'n' roll records. This 90-minute multimedia program illustrates the influence of Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and other 1950s American recording artists had on the Beatles through side-by-side comparisons and musical analysis of Beatles covers and original recordings.
The program will take place at Olson’s Quiram Kirkland Funeral Home, 309 S. Fifth St. in Kirkland. Refreshments will be served.