On Monday, January 23, 2017, the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library hosted “Come Together”, a special program on the influence of rock and roll on The Beatles, at the Square Theater in Bruce, Mississippi. The program was sponsored by the Friends of the Library and featured Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz. Krerowicz presented a 90-minute discussion on how the group was impacted by singers such as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Little Richard, and Chuck Berry.
Krerowicz is a native of Indiana and the only full time Beatles scholar in the nation. He won a research grant in 2011 through the University of Hartford to study the band and present his findings. He has given more than 300 presentations throughout the US and England, authored four Beatles books, and released an album of original music.
Ben Pratt and Branch Manager Janice Vaughn visit with Katrina Berry of WTVA to promote the Beatles program.
Jesse Yancy Memorial Library