Reviews

Ohio University

"Your program had lots of energy, great information, wonderful pictures and film clips, all with personal experiences and humor that made for a very enjoyable evening. It also had the largest audience we've had for a guest lecturer in recent history."

Cleveland State University

"This was music history coming to life! This was a truly exceptional event and from the many expressions of delight from audience members, one that will be long remembered. Thanks, Dave."

California University of Pennsylvania

"This program was well received not only by our students but the local community that we had in attendance. We have heard nothing but great reviews. Dave relies on his first hand experience and his passion to present an interactive discussion on The Beatles and the history surrounding the legendary band. Additionally, the rare footage of The Beatles performing makes this a must see program for your campus and local community."

The University of Akron

"A great program. It was family friendly, informative and the crowd really seemed to love it! The lecture itself was perfect for the wide variety of students we have here at the University of Akron. From start to finish, Dave made the program easy to plan."

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library

"This program drew patrons of all ages, from kids to seniors. It was evident from the audience's reaction that everyone had a good time watching the newsreels and the live footage of when the Beatles invaded Cleveland. They also enjoyed sharing their memories of the Beatles, and we enjoyed hearing from those in the audience who were fortunate enough to have seen the Beatles at these concerts. As they left, our library patrons commented on how much they enjoyed Dave's program and many asked if he could come back and do another one."

Mentor Public Library

"Dave Schwensen's 'Beatles in Cleveland' was one of the best we've had at the library. His presentation was lively and entertaining and he kept a crowd of nearly 100 engaged for the whole show. His collection of memorabilia is remarkable and really added to the flavor of the event. An excellent night all around."

Bowling Green State University

"This was our highest attended student activities program so far this school year. Thank you for a wonderful show and we hope to work with you again in the future."

Neurocritical Care and Stroke Conference / Music & Medicine Symposium

"Thanks! Your presentation was pitch perfect for the audience. Everyone loved it."

Marysville Public Library

"A huge THANK YOU for the awesome Beatles program. Everyone who attended enjoyed it and loved looking at the memorabilia that you brought. The home movie clips were awesome. I was especially pleased that there were a couple members of the younger generation who loved the program just as much as the older folk. I definitely would like to have you back again. Feel free to use me as a reference to other libraries. Thank you again." - Patty O'Connor / www.marysvillelib.org

Morley Library, Painesville, Ohio

"Dave Schwensen brought in rare and unseen footage, memorabilia, and private stories of the Beatles two concerts in Cleveland. Dave's previously unseen footage of their first concert in Cleveland is worth the trip alone. If you are a Beatles fan, and you get a chance to see him, do it. Our library patrons loved it!"

Upstate New York Region of the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) and SUNY Purchasing Association

"You managed to levitate the group, in sound and spirit, back to the real 'rock and roll' era that we will always hold dear to our hearts. You left a positive impression with us regarding your dedication in capturing and discussing a remarkable moment in history when four young lads from England literally energized an audience and impacted an entire city."

The Women’s Club of Wheeling, WV

"We were very pleased with your presentation. It was especially great the way you wove history into the entertainment. By setting the stage and putting us back in that time frame, it was so much more enjoyable."

Willoughby Public Library

"We cannot say enough about the high quality content and overall presentation. It was one of the best and highest attended programs in recent memory. Thank you for making it so much fun."

Mentor Public Library

"Dave has a unique presentation that is enjoyable and fun for all ages. He's a great speaker and has some amazing film footage. We had one of our highest attendance rates for this program and I would definitely schedule The Beatles for another tour."

Medina County District Library

"What an enjoyable evening! My family is still talking about it. I have never presented a program before, where people actually came up to me and thanked me for arranging the topic and speaker. This happened to me twice on Tuesday evening. It was a pleasure working with you and being part of an appreciative audience."

Ken Mansfield, former U.S. Manager of The Beatles’ Apple Records

"Totally drew me into the whole experience and gave me new insight into something I thought I knew something about. Good show, mate!"

Bill Harry, Founder of Mersey Beat newspaper and classmate of John Lennon

"As John Lennon once said, 'You had to be there.' Well, Dave Schwensen has created the nearest thing to actually witnessing the Cleveland concerts and it's a worthwhile contribution to the growing canon of works about the greatest rock group of them all."

Bob Malik, host of The Beatle Years, Los Angeles, CA

"If you'd like to experience what it was like to participate in a Beatles concert, we can't recommend The Beatles In Cleveland strongly enough."

Jack Armstrong, on stage MC for the 1966 Beatles concert in Cleveland

"I was swept back to that night and relived the elation, awe, panic, tension and immediate instinctive reaction that made up the moment for me."

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