On Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Elkin Public Library, professional Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz will present “The Beatles’ Alter Ego: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Considered by many to be the first concept album, Sgt. Pepper’s will receive the full benefit of Krerowicz’s analytical techniques and multiple degrees in music leading to a thorough understanding of the album for those residents who choose to attend.
More than an obsessed fan, Krerowicz graduated from the ranks of the common to the professional as in recent years he has been able to refrain from any paying positions other than the presentations that have taken him across the country and across the pond. Krerowicz also has written four books on the Beatles as well as numerous blogs including The Beatles Minute, short educational analyses of Beatles songs that can be found on YouTube as well as Krerowicz’s website at aaronkrerowicz.com.
On his progression from listening to his dad’s albums as a child to the professional Beatles scholar he is today, Krerowicz received a research grant through the University of Hartford to study the Beatles. “I was thinking about looking at the more experimental side of the Beatles,” explained Krerowicz. “Yoko gets such a bad rap. Most people dismiss her as the person who broke up the band. I wanted to get into how Yoko was influencing John. What they were [each] doing before they met and how that changed the music.”
On Saturday those who attend The Beatles’ Alter Ego: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band will receive the benefit of Krerowicz’s quest for the characteristics real life had on the creative process of the Beatles.
This lecture is expected to fill quickly. To reserve a spot, call the library at 336-835-5586 or e-mail Kasey Nowalk at [email protected]
Beanie Taylor can be reached at 336-258-4058 or on Twitter @TBeanieTaylor.