Friday, June 12, 2015

THE FOOL ON THE HILL MEETS THE FAB FOUR

Going to be in Austin soon? Here’s your chance to pay tribute to LBJ and meet the Beatles:

For two weeks starting June 13, visitors to the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library will be able to see John Lennon's guitar and hundreds of other Beatles memorabilia.

While it may seem odd for the "Ladies and Gentleman...the Beatles!" exhibit to be housed at the LBJ Library, organizers said it's actually an appropriate home for the exhibit.

"The Beatles come in 1964, just after LBJ takes office as the nation is trying to get over Kennedy assassination. The Beatles really help us to move on in some respects, they give us a little bit of frivolity in a really tragic time," said Mark Upegrove, director of the LBJ Library.

The exhibit wraps up with a life-size display of the Abbey Road crosswalk, allowing fans to replicate the iconic Beatles album cover.

The public can see Lennon's guitar June 13 to 29. Opening day is free to the public.

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