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Author addresses the sociological impact of The Beatles on their fans and the world

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014 - Candice “Candy” Leonard is a first-generation Beatle fan with a PhD in Sociology.  So not only does she still carry the Beatles in her heart, but she can explain what she calls the ‘joyful trauma’ experienced by millions of other Fab Four fans in her forthcoming book, Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World.

Beatleness tells how the Beatles’ constant presence throughout 1960s transformed the childhood and adolescence of millions of American kids and how, through these kids, the Beatles “changed everything.”  Based on hundreds of hours of in-depth fan interviews, the book offers a thoroughly fresh approach to the Beatles’ impact on the fans and the culture, and explains the unique feeling of connection first-generation fans still feel toward the band. Candy Leonard received her BA in Communications from Queens College, MA in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia, and PhD from University of NH.  She has taught sociology, psychology, and mass communications at the college level. Candy Leonard will be participating in the Women Beatles Historians panel at the Fest for Beatles Fans in New York City, Saturday, February 8 at 12:30 pm.  The discussion will center on the Beatles' legacy, past, present and future.

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