Bruce Spizer



Bruce Spizer is a native New Orleanian and first generation Beatles fan. He is a well-known Beatles author/historian, having written nine critically acclaimed books on the Beatles, including The Beatles Are Coming! The Birth of Beatlemania in America. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs and is a frequent speaker at Beatles conventions and at the Grammy Museum. Spizer serves as a consultant for Universal Music Group and Apple on Beatles projects.




1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 4
Book Talk
The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper: A Fan’s Perspective, 50 Years On

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper: A Fans' Perspective

A book about Sgt. Pepper, written by fans for fans.

In addition to essays written by Spizer, Al Sussman, Frank Daniels, Piers Hemmingsen and Bill King, the book contains over 80 fan recollections ranging from “everyday people” to Beatles authors (Mark Lewisohn) and musicians (Peter Tork of The Monkees, Pat Dinizio of The Smithereens, former Wings drummer Denny Seiwell and Billy Joel).

A treat both visually and from an information and story-telling experience.


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