About Robert Rodriguez

This Award winning Beatles scholar is a student of history, especially the pop culture parts. He’s written or contributed to nine books (with more coming); though he did not set out to write five books about the Beatles (with more coming), what can he say? There’s always something left to talk about, isn’t there?

You can check out his published works here.

You can check in on his daily archival Facebook postings here.

You can check out his podcast, Something About The Beatles, here.

He lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and two young kids. Every so often, he speaks before groups at area libraries on (what else?), the Beatles, in presentations that include rare video. Check here for updates.

He’s also a featured speaker at the annual Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago (well, Rosemont actually). Sometimes, he is called “Richard,” though he rarely answers to this.

Robert is also the creator and Series Executive Editor of the FAQ series, published by the Hal Leonard Performing Arts Group.

4 Responses to “About Robert Rodriguez”

  • Hello Robert,
    I have written a couple of books–and getting ready to get my 3rd off to print – they are musically themed cookbooks. Recipe Records & Recipe Records the 60’s Edition are my current books & I’m working on Recipe Records the Beatles Edition – 50 recipes for 50 years of the Beatles. I’m looking for someone to write a forword for me – Jude Kessler wrote the foreword/preface for my 60’s book. I was curious if you’d be interested, if not, have an idea of a Beatle-type expert that might be fitting. I’d be happy to send you the pdf file of my current books so you can see where I’m coming from. Jude wrote a review of it recently as well. Your Revolver book sounds fascinating to me & I intend to get a copy. Revolver has been a favorite of my daughter & myself for quite some time. It’s rather hard to pic a favorite with the Fab geniuses. Thank you for your consideration & I look forward to reading your Revolver masterpiece. Lanea Stagg

  • Tom Stevens

    Hi, I’m the president of the British-American Business Council in Chicago. We work with the British Consul General in Chicago and there is strong discussion to plan an event celebrating the 50 anniversary of the first Chicago performance on 5 Sep 1964. We would very much appreciate involving you and hearing your thoughts. Best, Tom (direct dial 312.786.9832)

  • JT

    Hi Robert,
    Hope all is well. It’s JT from Chicago’s Best and Most Fun Lovin’ Acoustic Beatles Band. Buzz me sometime soon. Looking to identify new opportunities.

  • Jeff Gillilan

    I am kind of curious if anyone has mentioned to Robert about Emitt Rhodes as a 70’s Paul McCartney sound alike after reading Chapter 11 in his ‘Solo in The 70s publication? He was omitted. He had a huge hit with “Fresh as a Daisy’ and a great self titled CD. He played all the instruments on this CD like Paul is capable of and did. The Beatles changed music 3 three times. When they first came out, Sgt Peppers and their solo years. I think everybody in popular groups were afraid to release something on the their own until the Fabs all did it.

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