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Author Event! Bruce Spizer Talks About The White Album

Event Type: Adults
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 11/28/2018
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 Bruce Spizer, an internationally recognized authority on the Beatles, will discuss the 50th anniversary of The Beatles, aka The White Album, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon, Metairie.

This event is free of charge and is open to the public. Registration is not required.

The White Album was the ninth studio album by the Beatles. Released on Nov. 22, 1968, it was a double album that was all white and featured no text or graphics, though The Beatles was embossed on one side. Most of the songs on the album were written in March and April 1968 while the members of the band were on a transcendental meditation retreat in Rishikesh, India.

The album included Hey Jude, Revolution, Back in the U.S.S.R., Ob-La-Di, Ob La Da, Rocky Raccoon, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Blackbird, Helter Skelter, Sexy Sadie, Why Donít We Do It in the Road, Dear Prudence, and others.

Spizer will discuss the significance of the album: from the design to its impact on Charles Manson.

Bruce Spizer is a native New Orleanian, where he attended Isidore Newman School. He received an undergraduate degree, masterís degree in business administration, and law degree from Tulane University. As a young lawyer, he managed a local new wave band called The Cold.

In 1997, Spizer earned a large legal fee from the settlement of a class action lawsuit, and decided to use some of the money to replace his childhood collection of Beatles records that had been damaged by cockroaches. Drawn into the world of Beatlemania, he began to research and write books. To date, he has written eight books on the Beatles.

Spizer has served as a consultant to EMI and Apple Records for their CD re-releases of the American configurations of the Beatles catalog. He was also chosen to write 2,592 questions for a special Beatles edition of the Trivial Pursuit board game.

Spizer served as an official consultant to Capitol Records on The Capitol Albums Volumes 1 and 2 and wrote the essay contained in the 56-page booklet included with The Capitol Albums Volume 2. Bruceís articles on the Beatles are featured regularly in magazines such as Beatlefan and Goldmine.

Spizer has appeared on CBS's The Early Show, Fox News, and Good Morning America, and on the National Public Radio news program All Things Considered. He has been cited as a Beatles authority in print publications such as Rolling Stone, The Guardian, the New York Times, and Time.

For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, manager of Adult Programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.

Library: East Bank Regional Library    Map
Location: Jefferson & Napoleon Rooms
Contact: Chris Smith
Contact Number: 504-889-8143
Presenter: Chris Smith