Beatles vs. Stones author to discuss book at library event
11/1/2013, 6 a.m.
“Smoking Typewriters” author John McMillian will discuss his newest book, “Beatles vs. Stones,” on Nov. 4 at the Decatur Library.
The book, his second, explores the multifaceted rivalry between the lovable Beatles and the bad-boy Rolling Stones.
McMillian, an assistant professor of history at Georgia State University, 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 bands’ public images were created and marketed despite being incongruous with their upbringing and how those images changed over time.
His talk, at 7 p.m., is part of the library’s Festival of Writers.
The library is at 215 Sycamore St. in downtown Decatur. For more information, call 404-370-3070.