The Matheson presents Good Day Sunshine State, The Beatles in 1964 Florida with Bob Kealing on March 25

Press release from The Matheson History Museum

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Author Bob Kealing takes us through the momentous two weeks the Beatles spent in 1964 Florida: Miami Beach, Key West, and Jacksonville. His lecture will include their seismic influence on a fraternity of future Rock and Roll luminaries in and around Gainesville: Tom Petty, Tom Leadon, Bernie Leadon, Don Felder, Ronnie Van Zant, and others.

Kealing previewed his book in October at Tom Petty Weekend. It includes more than thirty new primary-source interviews and access to Beatle letters, artwork, and historic documents from the Hard Rock Collection and the Flagler College Digital Civil Rights Collection.

Free Registration – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/good-day-sunshine-state-the-beatles-in- 1964-florida-tickets-510890736947

Zoom Registration – https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xyd6q3mMTKmCQE4baUyyvg

Bob Kealing

Bob Kealing is a six-time, Emmy Award-winning retired broadcast journalist and two-time recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award. He has co-founded four Florida Heritage sites in honor of: Jack Kerouac, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Gram Parsons. This is his fifth book.

This event is sponsored in part by Visit Gainesville/Alachua County, FL, and by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of the Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida.