Beatles University with Professor Moptop
For the past 20 years Gregory Alexander has been heard weekly on Chicago radio (WXRT) as he portrays a character known as Professor Moptop, who teaches deep and detailed facts about the Beatles. Using audio examples and extensive research he delves deep into the subject of each song and traces it from its origins through its completion.
He has recently self published a book and has been teaching classes at colleges and libraries on a series of different Beatles-related topics, as well as some of his other favorite subjects and people in the world.
The lessons are focused on one element of the Beatles and The Professor goes into great detail as he offers something for all types of Beatles fans, from the well versed to brand new to the in between types. The Professor is always looking to learn something “new” and his enthusiasm for knowledge is infectious. Participants who attend all six weeks will receive a “diploma” from the Professor!
9/7 – The Early Beatles – From the day John and Paul met until the end of 1962
9/21 – Beatlemania – 1963
10/5 – The first album – Please Please Me
10/19 – 1964 – The tour, the recordings, the successes, the changes, etc.
11/2 – The Hard Days Night movie and music, with refreshments!
11/16 – The Beatles for sale album and the studio innovations that emerged at this time, also the Dylan influence and the introduction of drugs.
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