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Fab 4 @ 50: Skidmore professor to give talks about the Beatles

Skidmore College professor Gordon Thompson is a Beatles expert and has studied, written and lectured about the band for more than 20 years. Here he poses with a few vinyl records and a 45 rpm vinyl disk holder from the era.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Skidmore College professor Gordon Thompson is a Beatles expert and has studied, written and lectured about the band for more than 20 years. Here he poses with a few vinyl records and a 45 rpm vinyl disk holder from the era.
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John, Paul, George and Ringo had talent. Gordon R. Thompson said the lads — pop music’s Beatles — also had good fortune. “They’re the right guys in the right place at the right time,” said Thompson, professor and chairman of the music department at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. “Here’s a band that’s basically taking American music, turning it around and returning it to us.” The Beatles — John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and ...


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