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Paul Owen Jenkins

University Librarian
Franklin Pierce University

Paul O. Jenkins has been a Beatles fan since 1965, when his father bought him a copy of Rubber Soul. An academic librarian, he has taught his Beatles course at Mount St. Joseph University (Cincinnati, OH) and Franklin Pierce University (Rindge, NH).

Subjects: Music


Paul O. Jenkins has published numerous works about music, including a biography of Richard Dyer-Bennet, and the liner notes for Ralph McTell's boxed set, The Journey.  A fan of rock and roll, folk, and bluegrass music, he is currently working on a biography of the McLain Family Band.  To Jenkins, music is the most emotional expression of life.  We all have a soundtrack to our lives, and his includes The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Ralph McTell, Richard Dyer-Bennet, Pete Seeger, The Saw Doctors, The Clancy Brothers, and too many others to include here.  


    MLS, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1987

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    The Beatles, folk music, Ralph McTell, bluegrass music, academic librarianship.

Personal Interests

    Harmonica, concertina, golf, tennis, baseball, soccer, wargaming, toy soldiers.



The Old-Time Herald

Sam Gleaves: Coming Into His Own

Published: Jul 05, 2018 by The Old-Time Herald
Authors: Jenkins, Paul O.
Subjects: Music

This article profiles the work of folk musician Sam Gleaves, best known for his song "Ain't We Brothers."

Bluegrass Unlimited

They Sang for You: The McLain Family Band Re-Examined.

Published: Jul 05, 2018 by Bluegrass Unlimited
Authors: Jenkins, Paul O.
Subjects: Music

This article profiles the work of the McLain Family Band, a bluegrass group from Berea, Kentucky, who have played in more than sixty countries around the world and graced the stage of Carnegie Hall.


The Beatles: Will You Read My Book

Published: Jul 05, 2018 by Choice
Authors: Jenkins, Paul O.
Subjects: Music

This bibliographic essay discusses the best 100 books written about the Beatles.