Mark Lewisohn, internationally recognized music historian and Beatles authority, will discuss his book Tune In 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Main Library's Reading Garden Lounge, 800 Vine St., Downtown Cincinnati. Lewisohn’s talk is free. No registration is required, and a book signing will follow his appearance. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers.
About the Book
Tune In is the first volume of a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the Beatles historian. Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Ten years in the making, Tune In takes the Beatles from before their childhoods through the final hour of 1962—when, with breakthrough success just days away, they stand on the cusp of a whole new kind of fame and celebrity. With one hit record ("Love Me Do") behind them and the next ("Please Please Me") primed for release, their first album session is booked, and America is on the horizon. This is the lesser-known Beatles story—the pre-Fab years of Liverpool and Hamburg—and in many respects the most absorbing period of their lives.
More about Mark Lewisohn
Lewisohn’s work with the Beatles began in 1983, when he transitioned from research manager at Music Week to a freelance writer-researcher-historian intent on turning his lifelong interest in the Beatles into his profession.
He made his debut with The Beatles Live! and followed up with: The Beatles Recording Sessions, The Complete Beatles Chronicle, The Beatles’ London and The Beatles Anthology. Tune In is the first of a comprehensive three volume series depicting the history of the English rock band. Lewisohn is currently writing the second volume.
In addition to his work with the Beatles, he has written for magazines, including Radio Times and Match of the Day. He also wrote Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy and Funny, Peculiar: The True Story of Benny Hill.
For more information about Lewisohn’s visit, call 513-369-6900 or visit CincinnatiLibrary.org.