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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Marietta Museum of History Hosts Saturday Speaks: Beatles vs. Stones Event

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March 8, 2017

CONTACT: Christa McCay

770-794-5710

Join the Marietta Museum of History for a fun and informative afternoon on Saturday, March 11 with Georgia State University Professor, John MacMillian. He will be here to discuss his book Beatles vs. Stones.  The discussion will start at 2pm in our 1st floor community room. This event is FREE and open to the public.  Copies of Professor McMillian’s book will be available for sale before and after the talk.  Museum members will receive a 20% discount on their purchase. 

In the 1960s an epic battle was waged between the two biggest bands in the world—the lovable Beatles and the bad-boy Rolling Stones. Both groups liked to maintain that they weren’t really “rivals”—that was just a media myth, they politely said—and yet they plainly competed for commercial success and aesthetic credibility. On both sides of the Atlantic, fans often aligned themselves with one group or the other. In Beatles vs. Stones, John McMillian gets to the truth behind the ultimate rock and roll debate.

The Museum uses ordinary objects to tell the extraordinary stories of Marietta and Cobb County’s rich history and culture.  Galleries and exhibits cover topics such as military history, home life throughout the centuries, technology and local businesses from our past.  Current exhibits include Shoppin' Southern Style: Fashions from the mid-20th Century and Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone.   

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