Beatles author Candy Leonard brings ‘Beatleness’ to Los Angeles

Candy Leonard of Cambridge, MA, author of ‘Beatleness: How the Beatles and their fans remade the world’ will be appearing in L.A. from October 9-12.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Sept. 28, 2014 - PRLog -- Sociologist and first-generation Beatle fan Candy Leonard has spent years working on her book, Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade The World, a unique analysis of how the Beatles’ constant presence in the sixties transformed the childhood and adolescence of millions of young people. Now she’s traveling throughout the country, discussing her favorite topic: The Beatles.

On Thursday, October 9th at 7:30 pm, in honor of John Lennon’s birthday, Candy will be appearing at Stories Books and Café in Los Angeles.  Her reading will focus on how first-generation fans perceived Lennon as the band evolved, and on this historically unique relationship between artist and audience.  Birthday cake celebrating (what would have been) Lennon’s 74th birthday will be served at the event.

Candy Leonard will also be appearing at The Fest for Beatle Fans at the LAX Airport Marriott Hotel the weekend of October 10th thru 12th. She will be greeting fans and signing books in the Fest Marketplace throughout the weekend, and will be presenting at the following sessions:

- Friday 7:15 PM – Interactive Beatleness Workshop I:  The Fan Response to A Hard Day’s Night

- Saturday 4:45 PM - Q&A with Steve Marinucci of Beatles Examiner

- Sunday 12:15 PM - Interactive Beatleness Workshop II: The Beatles’ Countercultural Influence

Upon returning to Massachusetts, Leonard will be appearing at The Harvard Coop in Cambridge on October 15th at 7 pm (ET).

Beatleness has been called a “must read” for Beatle fans of all ages and for anyone interested in post-war American history or mid-century pop culture, and has been praised by the music industry and critics:

“….Beatleness is an incredibly hip and astute account of all the Beatles’ major happenings that affected so many people around the world who were riveted to their every move. I can’t wait to read it again!”Will Lee, Grammy Award–winning bass player and studio musician, Late Show with David Letterman and Fab Faux

“Beatleness is breezy, smart and open-hearted, and everyone who grew up with the band—or wants to know what that was like—will appreciate its insights and feel its emotional impact.”Anthony DeCurtis, contributing editor, Rolling Stone

“Candy Leonard has captured the essence of the whole Beatles fan experience better than any other book I've seen. It's not just a recounting of history, or one person's experience, but the whole idea of what made the Beatles click with their fans.  No other book has Beatlemania defined so well!” - Steve Marinucci, editor, Beatles Examiner

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Contact for interviews and appearances: Jennifer Vanderslice * MoonGlow PR * * 610-400-7113

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