Kenneth Womack is an expert on The Beatles. He takes the time and effort to carefully research The Beatles, and as a result has written definitive books on the band and their producer. His books include: Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles (2007), The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles (2009), The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four (2014), and Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles (2019). These books about the Beatles are so informative that they are included in the permanent collection of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives. He also wrote two books about their producer, Sir George Martin, Maximum Volume (2017) and Sound Pictures (2018).
He is also a novelist, having written four novels, as well as contributing articles to Salon, Slate, Billboard, Time, Variety, USA Today, Smithsonian Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Independent, The Liverpool Echo, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. And if that was not enough, Kenneth serves as Professor of English and Popular Music at Monmouth University. He is Editor of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory, published by Penn State University Press, and Co-Editor of the English Association’s prodigious Year’s Work in English Studies, published by Oxford University Press. Over the years, he has shared his work with public libraries and community organizations across the nation, including audiences at Princeton University, Harvard University, the Smithsonian Institution, the Grammy Museum, and the 92nd Street Y. He has also served as an expert commentator for ABC’s 20/20 and NBC’s Access Hollywood.
In 2020, he released his most recent book, John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life (2020), which details Lennon’s return to the public eye after five years of being a houshusband. But there is more to the story, much more, and Kenneth reveals it all in the fantastic book.
On top of everything, he is one hell of a nice guy. He is great to talk to, and he is generous with his time. He took some time to talk with us at The Stueytunes Show, and we both think you are going to enjoy our conversation.
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