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The Beatles’ Jewish Connection Presentation with Jonathan Lightman
January 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Get back to the sights and sounds of the 1960s as Jonathan Lightman takes us on a Magical Mystery Tour of the Jews that interacted with The Beatles on Sunday, January 3!
While you may know that their manager, Brian Epstein, was Jewish, the Fab Four’s connection to Jews ran much deeper. Enjoy the band you know, the music you love and meet the Jews who helped make it possible on Zoom with us on Sunday, January 3 at 1pm. Please RSVP to Justin at Justin@hcrj.org!
A past president and current Gabbai Rishon of Mosaic Law Congregation, Jonathan Lightman grew up in Los Angeles listening to KRLA, KGIL, KHJ, KRTH, and all the classic rock on the airwaves. While some of the material in the presentation may be familiar to you, Jonathan has uncovered many hidden gems which will undoubtedly enhance your enjoyment of The Beatles’ music and help you connect The Fab Four to the Jewish people.
The Beatles in Houston – Did You Know?!
- On Thursday, August 19, 1965, The Beatles performed 3:30pm and 8pm concerts at Sam Houston Coliseum. 10,500 attended the afternoon show. The attendance for the evening show was 12,000 – a sell out.
- The set for both shows featured 12 songs: the group’s truncated version of “Twist and Shout”, followed by “She’s A Woman”, “I Feel Fine”, “Dizzy Miss Lizzy”, “Ticket To Ride”, “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Baby’s In Black”, “I Wanna Be Your Man”, “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Help!” and “I’m Down”!
- Tickets were only $5. All general admission.