The Beatles – a teenage photographer’s shots

Shots of The Beatles’ first US concerts are expected to sell for £250,000 at auction. Mike Mitchell, 18 at the time, snapped hundreds of never-before-seen photographs of the band’s performances at the Washington Coliseum and the Baltimore Civic Centre in 1964. The negatives, taken only with ambient light as Mitchell had no flash, have sat for decades in his basement.

Ringo Starr, in one of a series of shots of The Beatles’ first US concert tour

More photos & Info available at: The Guardian

How you can help the Evansville library preserve local music

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Every community should do this – and the already well-established library system is the perfect path to get it accomplished!

Nathan Jochum had the idea of building a local music database for about three years.

It’s never really been the right time, until now. Through the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library musicians will have a place to showcase their work, singles, full albums or video, in the Pocket City Music Preserve.  Continue reading “How you can help the Evansville library preserve local music”

Music & Memory: Grants help Southeast Missouri Alzheimer’s patients regain their past and present

It happens to the best of us — we’re driving in the car, shopping in the grocery store or cooking dinner in the kitchen and a song comes on that stops us in our tracks, viscerally taking us back to a moment or person from our past. For the duration of the song, we relive that moment again, experiencing those feelings, associations and memories from the time in our life when that song was important. Continue reading “Music & Memory: Grants help Southeast Missouri Alzheimer’s patients regain their past and present”