The Long Road Keeps Winding

The Long Road Keeps Winding

With billions of words already written about the Beatles, is there really anything new to say?  Well, yes, as it turns out.

Scott Freiman Talks Beatles with Garvia

Scott Freiman Talks Beatles with Garvia

Beatles expert Scott Freiman sat down with Garvia Bailey to talk about this week's "Deconstructing the Beatles" shows at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Deconstruct The Beatles @BeatlesLectures @ClevelandArt

Deconstruct The Beatles @BeatlesLectures @ClevelandArt

Nearly 51 years to the day after The Beatles changed pop culture forever with its iconic performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Scott Freiman is keeping the Fab Four’s memory alive.

The multimedia presentations “Deconstructing The Beatles” have entertained and edified college and corporate audiences for the last few years, including different programs tackling different albums and eras of the group held in Northeast Ohio.

Now Freiman is back in the Rock Hall City with “Deconstructing Rubber Soul,” “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper – EXPANDED” and “Glass Onion – EXPANDED” taking place Feb. 13 through Feb. 15 at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Film Spotlight: Beatles Lectures

Film Spotlight: Beatles Lectures

Scott Freiman, a composer and producer who started putting together Beatles lectures four years ago as a way to entertain his musician friends, says those same friends pushed him into going public.

Scott Freiman: He’s talking about a revolution

Scott Freiman: He’s talking about a revolution

Scott Freiman’s Beatles lectures are such a hit that he’s become a regular on the lecture circuit. Freiman, a composer and producer who started putting together Beatles presentations four years ago as a way to entertain his musician friends, says those same friends pushed him into sharing them with the public. In 2013, Freiman lectured in front of some 15,000 people nationwide, including employees of theaters, museums and Pixar. He’s recently expanded his multimedia programs and is taking them on the road. We reached him via phone in Los Angeles.

How to Recover after Passing up the Beatles

How to Recover after Passing up the Beatles

I invited Scott Freimanto dinner for a few reasons, but mostly because he gets paid to talk about rock ‘n’ roll. Scott, the CEO of a tech startup called Qwire (an intentional misspelling of choir), taught a class at Yale University on the music of the Beatles and lectures widelyon the topic. During a dinner with some 15 tech founders and investors, I asked Scott about the story behind Decca Records turning down the Beatles (an epic miss!) and subsequently overpaying to sign another young rock group.

Composer to 'deconstruct' Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' album, in multi-media presentation

Composer to 'deconstruct' Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' album, in multi-media presentation

New York-based composer and producer Scott Freiman, will "deconstruct" an album of the Beatles in a multi-media presentation at the Springfield Jewish Community Center. Freiman’s “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper” takes place Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

In a two-hour presentation, Freiman will take Beatles' fans through the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album. Freiman will use various forms of media, including music, video and photos to give an in-depth look at the Beatles’ creative process.

NYC Event: Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper – June 24, Manhattan JCC

NYC Event: Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper – June 24, Manhattan JCC

Beatles inspiration never stops.  Their songs and the unique souls that produced them go under Scott Frieman’s unique microscope in his “Deconstructing the Beatles” series.

 

FabFour Heads who haven’t experienced it yet get another change this Tuesday, June 24th, when he presents “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper” at the JCC in Manhattan.

Clubland: Deconstructing The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ - Lifelong passion leads to scholarly pursuits

Clubland: Deconstructing The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ - Lifelong passion leads to scholarly pursuits

The Beatles’ “White Album” can change lives. For me, it was at age 8, when the music maven babysitter brought along her box of cassettes (back then the tape version of “The Beatles” —the album’s official name— wasn’t white and minimalist like its nickname, but black and photo-covered); the 30 wildly diverse songs whirled me around like a weird funhouse ride.  Composer Scott Freiman had his own “White Album” moment at age 10. His Partridge Family-loving mind was blown when an uncle lent him a copy of the Beatles’ self-titled double LP with its stark, unforgettable packaging.

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Beatles

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Beatles

Scott Freiman's first record was by the Partridge Family. An uncle quickly rectified that, lending the 10-year-old copies of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper and the White Album, and Freiman has been hooked ever since.

"Deconstructing The Beatles": How a New Fab Four Franchise Was Built

"Deconstructing The Beatles": How a New Fab Four Franchise Was Built

Does the world really need yet another perspective on the Fab Four? Judging by the fast success of the multimedia show “Deconstructing the Beatles,” the answer is…YES.

Scott Freiman's personal interest in the Beatles took a very suprising turn.  Like a lot of valuable things, “Deconstructing the Beatles” started by accident. But as we’ll see momentarily, Scott Freiman, an NY-based composer, producer and engineer seized the opportunity to take his own curiosity about the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo, and turn it into something much bigger.

'Looking Through a Glass Onion' finds new insights into Beatles

'Looking Through a Glass Onion' finds new insights into Beatles

Scott Freiman is a Beatles geek.  But it's OK.  He's highly functioning, he has a day job and he does his best not to haunt old record conventions in search of a "butcher cover" copy of "Yesterday and Today."  In fact, Freiman, like many fellow Beatles geeks, has actually turned his fandom into a job of its own, one he loves and does well.