222 UIS expert gets noticed on Beatles’ 50th anniversary

Michael Cheney, professor of communication, got a lot of attention recently because of his expertise on the Beatles. He teaches a course called, “The Beatles: Popular Music and Society.” He described the Beatles’ appearance on the “The Ed Sullivan Show” as a tipping point on how music and youth culture would evolve in this country.

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Article in Springfield paper features Cheney
Cheney’s popular podcast on iTunes U
Cheney: How the Beatles succeeded in America

Posted on February 21, 2014