An English journalist was a witness to musical history when he joined the Beatles on their first U.S. tour in 1964.

We hear from Robert Rodriguez, a local Beatles expert, about the historic moment 50 years ago this week when they landed in America. Read an Artbeat blog and an excerpt from Rodriguez's book, Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock ‘N’ Roll.

You Don’t Have to be a Baby Boomer to Love The Beatles

Forgive me, but I don’t remember The Beatles arriving in America 50 years ago or their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

The Fest for Beatles Fans returns to Chicago for its annual visit. Local author Robert Rodriguez, a Beatles authority and guest speaker at the Fest, has just written a book called Solo In The 70s about the post-Beatles careers of the Fab Four. He joins us. Read an excerpt from the book, Rodriguez's best solo album picks, and watch a web extra video from our archives.

How the Beatles evolved with "Revolver." We talk with a local author who argues the album was the Beatles' artistic high-water mark.