The Beatles

Rob Sheffield returns to his old stomping grounds this week for a variety of events, including co- hosting a show for WTJU’s rock marathon, and a reading from Dreaming the Beatles at CitySpace in tandem with Rich Tarbell’s “It’s A Music Town,” an interactive exhibit about Charlottesville music.publicity photo

Ticket to write: Rock critic Rob Sheffield tells us what he sees in the Beatles

After being wooed by four mop-haired musicians in matching black turtlenecks harmonizing “Help!” on a television screen, 5-year-old Rob Sheffield became a Beatles mega fan. “Don’t you know that band broke up?” his parents would ask. “They don’t exist anymore,” his teacher would say. It was the early 1970s, and while they weren’t wrong—The Beatles […]

Ron Campbell, the artist who produced “The Beatles” cartoon series and contributed to Yellow Submarine, is visiting Charlottesville for an exhibition of his work at Graves  International Art starting on September 30. Courtesy of the artist

Ron Campbell on being a crew member of the Yellow Submarine

Ron Campbell is best-known by legions of Beatles fans for his work directing the cartoon series “The Beatles” and animating parts of Yellow Submarine, but his résumé is deeper than that. After working on various Beatles projects, he went on to animate, produce and storyboard “Scooby-Doo,” “The Flintstones” and “Rugrats.” Campbell’s creative fingerprints are all […]