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John McMillian, Author

Presented by:
Georgia Center for the Book
Decatur Library

Monday at 7:15 p.m.

Event Description

John McMillian, assistant professor of History at Georgia State University and the author of "Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media In America," returns with his second book, "Beatles Vs. Stones," an exploration of the multi-faceted rivalry between the lovable Beatles and the bad-boy Rolling Stones. McMillian deftly navigates the role of historian, journalist and fan, and reveals how music managers helped to construct the Beatles-Stones rivalry as they set out to engineer moneymaking empires. He explores how the two bands public images were created and marketed despite being incongruous with their upbringing, and how those images were changed over time. McMillian offers up behind the scenes vignettes, and discusses the influence that American businessmen had on the two bands. "Beatles vs. Stones" tells a vital story of the 1960s through the lens of music’s greatest rivalry. 

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Decatur Library
215 Sycamore St.
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-370-3070

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