Phil Angotti and Robert Rodriguez: The Beatles’ innovation and the 50th anniversary of ‘Revolver’

(Capitol Records)

(Capitol Records)

Musician Phil Angotti and author Robert Rodriguez join Dave Hoekstra for a conversation on the lasting influence of the Beatles’ ‘Revolver’, which turned 50 this month.  Phil talks about his early exposure to the band, the lost art of power-pop and his various Beatles cover projects which place emphasis on the detail of the music, rather than “suits and wigs.

Rodriguez, author of Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock ‘n’ Roll discusses why it took time for people to recognize the leap forward for the Beatles that the album represented,  how the album’s release came at a pivotal time in rock journalism, Frank Sinatra’s influence on “And Your Bird Can Sing”, and more.

Phil is appearing at Beatles Night at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn on Friday night 9/2.