Krerowicz Captures "The Beatles"

thebeatlesST. JOHNSBURY- You’ve heard songs from the group composed of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison before like “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be,” and several hits off of the album “Abbey Road.” 2017 marks the 50th anniversary for another iconic Beatle’s album entitled “Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.”

Aaron Krerowicz, who calls himself a “Beatles Scholar,” was really interested in their song “I am the Walrus” of their “Magical Mystery Tour” album. “I was riding the subway, the Blue Line, to get home to my apartment in Revere… and it's a song that I've listened to hundreds, if not thousands of times before that,” Krerowicz said. “But for some reason this time it really clicked with me. It kind of showed...I kind of had this light bulb that went off in my head that said,  “The Beatles are much more than just a catchy pop group."  

Krerowicz has transformed his passion for the British rock band into a full-blown career. “Before I was a scholar I was a fan. I never would have made it to scholar had I not first been a fan, because I grew up with this music, listening to this music,” said Krerowicz. “I can't remember a time when I didn't know and love Beatles music. It's really only in the last couple of years that I've turned it into a full time job, a full profession.”

Krerowicz has traveled and discussed his findings throughout nearly 400 presentations, including most recently at the St. Johnsbury Athanaeum. He was asked if these lectures are more for entertainment or if it is really work. “It is work. People often come up to me and say ‘man I wish I had your job’, and if people knew how much work went into my job, I don't think quite as many people would say that. That being said, I do love what I do, if I didn't love what I did, I wouldn't do it,” Krerowicz said.

One takeaway Aaron has developed from giving these presentations is the “never ending well of fascination and appreciation (for) music.” For more on Aaron and his knowledge of “The Beatles,” click on the video below.