Michael Frontani, associate professor of communications, gave an interview this week to KCBS radio in San Francisco where he discussed The Beatles' songwriting and involvement with the counterculture and the recent death of Lucy Vodden, the inspiration for The Beatles' 1967 recording "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," which originally appeared on the Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.
The interview follows a flurry of Beatle activity for Frontani during the past month, including newspaper, television and radio appearances related to the release of the stereo and mono remasters of the band’s catalogue and the video game “The Beatles: Rock Band.”
Frontani is the author of “The Beatles: Image and the Media,” which traces the evolution of the band’s image and its resonance within the youth and countercultures of the 1960s. The book was recognized by the American Library Association as a 2008 Outstanding Academic Title CHOICE Award-winner. The book is available for purchase via Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.