Author Paul Ferrante will be here at The Watermark at 3030 Park Independent Living Neighborhood Tuesday, June 25th at 3:00 P.M. to speak about his latest novel, 30 Minutes in Memphis: A Beatles Story. This tale of historical fiction centers on the Fab Four’s tumultuous and final 1966 tour, and the firestorm of controversy in America that was touched off by John Lennon’s “We’re more popular than Jesus” remarks. It is also a coming-of-age story that involves the struggles of its protagonist, 15-year-old Beatles fanatic, Marnie Culpeper of Memphis, TN, who not only has to deal with having to choose between her beloved mop tops and their condemnation by her friends and church, but also her chance uncovering of an extremist group plot to harm the boys during their Memphis concert. Mr. Ferrante will sprinkle his presentation with archival videos and music as well as the story of the book’s contribution from Julia Baird, the sister of John Lennon.
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