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."

Barton Senior Center – Lakewood

“Dave Schwensen has devised an entertaining and informative presentation focusing on the two concerts held in Northeast Ohio during the mid 1960’s. His well paced, yet easy going, discussion includes ‘preBeatles’ cultural references then chronicles their subsequent rise to fame. Behind the scenes accounts are punctuated by footage of their appearances, as well as a collection of vintage photos, posters and newspaper clippings from local media.”

“Any Beatles fan, young or mature, will be delighted by Schwensen’s comprehensive insider’s knowledge of these legendary rock stars and what it took to get them to the shores of Lake Erie. If Dave comes your way, plan to be there. This is nostalgia at its best! As suggested by a line from one of their songs, ‘A splendid time is guaranteed for all.’ The tie dye clad audience that enjoyed the show at the Barton Senior Center in Lakewood would certainly agree!”

Westlake-Porter Public Library

“Everyone LOVED your program!! Here are some comments from attendees:”

  • Great memories! Great speaker!
  • Engaging and fun!
  • Great footage and facts!
  • Terrific, bring him back, please!

Willoughby Senior Center

“I had many positive comments from the participants, hearing that you were incredibly knowledgeable on the time the Beatles spent here in Cleveland. The stories, videos and memorabilia you presented made the group feel like they were there live seeing and hearing the Beatles back in the 1960’s again!”

Cleveland Heights Libraries – Noble Neighborhood Branch

“Just wanted to say ‘Thank you’ again for coming to present your Beatles In Cleveland program. Everyone was buzzing on their way out, you really wowed them with all the stories you told! I also wanted to share some feedback I received from a customer who emailed me with his thoughts on your program. It was short and to the point, but I think he gets his feelings across: FANTASTIC!!!”

West Park Historical Society of Cleveland

“I wanted to thank you again for a wonderful, fun-filled evening! Everyone had a great time and you were awesome wowing us with such great info! I’m glad you had fun because we sure did! Beatles forever!”

Huron Public Library

“It was one of the best programs I’ve ever hosted!”

Bay Village Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library

“Thank you for presenting your program on the Beatles in Cleveland at the library. People commented that they had a great time and really enjoyed all of the memorabilia that you had too. I thought it was really great and a success! Your passion and knowledge of the subject matter is what makes it so interesting and personal for everyone who loved the Beatles and has good memories of how the songs influenced their youth. I will definitely keep your other program in mind and not wait as long to have you come back. Thanks again!”

City of Garfield Heights Senior Center

“Thank you for the wonderful presentation last week! The seniors thought it was wonderful! A lot of them came up to me afterwards commenting on how it was a ‘blast from the past.’ Hopefully we can work together again next year.”

Chardon Branch, Geauga County Public Library

“Thank you so much for bringing your fab presentation to Chardon Library. Our patrons had a blast and left the program begging us for more.”

Mogadore Branch, Akron-Summit County Public Library

“Thank you, Dave! The program was great! I’ve had a few people in today that attended last night and I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about the program. The patrons had a lot of fun.”

Amherst Public Library

"Dave Schwensen was a lot of fun to work with and brought in a great crowd filled with people of all ages. Our patrons absolutely loved his program and raved about it on their way out!"

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."

Parma Branch Cuyahoga County Public Library

“The feedback was all excellent. Several of the customers I spoke with afterward would like to have you back. Thanks again.”

City of North Olmsted Senior Center

“Thank you Dave! We loved it! We had so many great comments and people would love to have you back for another presentation. It was a pleasure meeting you.”

Warren-Trumbull County Public Library

"Thanks Dave. I thought it was a great program. A good time was had by all."

BrightLife Innovations / Video Conferences

“Thanks Dave! The residents (senior living) have had great things to say about your program. I really enjoyed working with you.”

Milan Library, Milan-Berlin Library District

“Thank you Dave, a great time was had by all who attended. I appreciate your enthusiasm and wealth of Beatles knowledge. It was great to have so many young people in attendance. Hopefully they had some Beatles music for the ride home!”

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.”

Neurocritical Care and Stroke Conference / Music & Medicine Symposium

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

Way Public Library, Perrysburg, Ohio

“You do an outstanding program and we would be glad to have you back any time.”

Kirtland Public Library

Thank you so much for bringing the Beatles to Kirtland! It’s a great program — loved the movies and the posters. You are so enthusiastic that we were all transported back in time!

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.”

Coventry Village Branch Cleveland Heights Libraries

“Thanks for a wonderful program. I think everyone enjoyed it; I certainly did.”

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!”

Wadsworth Public Library

“We had a lot of positive feedback from the patrons coming back in the next day. Thank you for the great program.”

Norton Branch Akron-Summit County Public Library

“The Beatles In Cleveland” is an entertaining and fun program! Dave’s a great presenter and his love for the topic shines through.”

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."

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."

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." (1st time - was scheduled for a second tour in 2017)

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."

Nordonia Hills Branch Akron-Summit County Public Library

“Thanks so much, Dave! I got so many compliments on the program from our patrons.”

Elyria Public Library

“I have heard rave reviews about your talk (The Beatles In Cleveland). The Beatles At Shea Stadium sounds awesome, and I will definitely keep that in mind for future programming.” (* Done – second program scheduled).

Marvin Memorial Library, Shelby, Ohio

“Everyone had a great time last night. I had a phone call this morning from a lady who attended last night’s event (The Beatles In Cleveland) and she said it was GREAT!!! She wants me to do this again next year. I also had the staff upstairs say the people coming off the elevator said they loved it. They said you were wonderful and they learned a lot about the Beatles that they didn’t know before.”

Reed Memorial Library

“Everyone said they enjoyed the program. Some of the responses were:

  • Loved it!
  • Very Entertaining.
  • He was very enjoyable to listen to.
  • Lots of them said ‘Great Program!

I thought it was a great program, entertaining and informative at the same time. We will have to have you come back and talk about ‘The Beatles At Shea Stadium sometime in the future.”

City of Willowick Senior Center

“The folks that were here really enjoyed your presentation – as I did. It was very interesting! Thanks for making the trek out this way (during a major snow storm!).”

Clyde Public Library

“Hello Dave! Thank you again so much for your presentation here at the Clyde Library! We’re very lucky to have you so close to us! I will definitely be in touch in the future for another Beatles program. Take care and thanks again!”

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