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Music Talk: Monday 23 May 2022
Meeting open for joining at 6:45 pm Beirut Time (GMT+3 or UCT+3)
Talk starts at 7:00 pm and until 8:30

The Beatles: 8 Songs and 1 Game
Akram Najjar (English)

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Profile of the Talk

What can be said about the Beatles that has not been said before?
To avoid a typical analytic talk, Akram will do two things.

1) Beatles Game. Those who know the Beatles well, BE PREPARED. Akram will play 2-3 seconds of each of 20 Beatles songs and you will need to guess the songs (from easy to difficult).

2) Akram will present 8 Beatles songs showing the brilliance of each and how the Beatles did not have one "style" of genius but relied on diversity and creativity.

Akram Najjar is a graduate of AUB in Physics and Mathematics (1966). By 1969, he completed a degree in Electronic Engineering in University of Hertfordshire, UK. His professional life was spent in Information Technology and organizational management. He spent a lot of time on reengineering business and public sector processes.

Akram got introduced to Classical Music by his mother when he was sick for 6 months. She found that the only way to keep him busy was to bring a record player to his bed side while reading to him biographies of great composers. This love of music never left him, although he never took serious music lessons. Since that time, Akram was very involved in learning about music, as much as a non-musician can.
When Akram was 14, he chanced upon an evening program that presented one Jazz great at a time. This got him to love Jazz, in parallel with Classical Music.

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