Historymiami to Host Panel Moderated by Magic 102.7’s Joe Johnson
Smithsonian affiliate HistoryMiami will host a panel discussion, “Think You Know Everything About The Beatles?” moderated by Magic 102.7 FM’s radio personality and Beatles expert Joe Johnson, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. The panel will explore the frenzy that ensued when the Fab Four made their historic visit to Miami 50 years ago.
Panelists for the December discussion include Ed Rudy, creator of “The Beatles American Tour with Ed Rudy” interview albums, Bob Saxon, known for his iconic sneak into the afternoon rehearsal of The Ed Sullivan Show at the Deauville Hotel, and Rick Shaw, the Miami radio legend who was the first deejay to play The Beatles on the radio in the “Magic City.”
Fresh from a European Beatles cruise, Johnson cannot wait to exercise his area of expertise. “I’m thrilled to share our Miami connect to The Beatles at HistoryMiami and introduce three amazing men who will tell their stories from the eight days The Beatles spent in Miami, February of ’64,” he said. “What a fab time it was.”
HistoryMiami is temporarily home to Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! – a traveling exhibition, curated by The GRAMMY Museum® and Fab Four Exhibits, presenting more than 400 pieces of Beatles Memorabilia. The exhibit explores the impact the four lads from Liverpool had on American pop culture, from early 1964 through mid-1966.
“The response to Ladies & Gentlemen…The Beatles! exhibition has been nothing short of fantastic! The frenzy the Fab Four created 50 years ago in Miami is back and visitors have been having a great time at HistoryMiami,” said Stuart Chase, HistoryMiami Museum Director/COO.
To RSVP for the panel discussion, call (305) 375-1601 or online at https://historymiami.wufoo.com/forms/think-you-know-everything-about-the-beatles/. “Think You Know Everything About The Beatles” panel discussion is free with paid museum admission ($8 Adults, $7 Seniors and Students, $5 for children ages 6 – 12, and free for HistoryMiami members and students under 6).