A Year With The Beatles

Episode 4 - Beatles For Sale

April 14, 2016

In the fourth month of our year with the Beatles, Graeme Burk and Rob Jones are joined by their High School English teacher and friend Joanna Ashwanden as they discuss Beatles For Sale. They talk about the power of nostalgia, what it was like to be living in the midst of Beatlemania, the band's final use of covers and whether or not "I'll Follow The Sun" announces the arrival of the Beatles we'll know for the rest of the 1960s.

For extra-credit homework, Graeme, Rob and Joanna listened to all the Beatles' Christmas messages to their fan club from 1963-1969 and note the parallels these flexi-discs have with the Beatles' trajectory as a band (with added weirdness and Tiny Tim!)