BEATLES DAY – IMAGINE THE CONCERT
LIVERPOOL SUMMER POPS 08 - ECHO ARENA
THURSDAY 10TH JULY 2008
First to join up alongside host, RICKY TOMLINSON, are ‘house band’ for the evening, THE BACKBEAT BEATLES, the most famous fab four tribute act in the world. The Backbeat Beatles feature Chris O’Neill who starred in the cult Beatles film “Backbeat’.
They will be joined on stage by a galaxy of stars including some of the best loved sixties acts such as Liverpool legend Gerry Marsden, the Quarrymen (Paul Mc Cartney and John Lennon’s original band), the Swinging Blue Jeans, Merseybeats, Mike Pender from the Searchers, the Original Fourmost, The Black Knights, Karl Terry & The Cruisers, The Undertakers and Kingsize Taylor & The Dominoes.
All acts will be performing well-known Beatles favourites as chosen by the public in a forthcoming people’s vote. Expect more acts, including contemporary artists to be announced next week!
Today, CMP promoter Chas Cole, has also revealed that everyone who purchases a ticket for the show will receive a free Beatles mop top wig worth £5: “Anyone who has bought or is buying a ticket for Imagine - The Concert can pick up a Beatles wig from the 16th of June at the ‘08 shop in Whitechapel by showing their ticket which will then be stamped.”
“No wig, no gig!” joked Ricky Tomlinson, “I’ll certainly be wearing my mop-top and looking forward to a right old knees up!”
The Arena won’t, of course, refuse entry to anyone with a valid ticket.
Over 20,000 specially-made Beatles-style mop-top wigs will be sold around Merseyside in the days leading up to 10th July, and following a day of celebrations all over the region and are priced at £5, 100% of which will be going to the named charities. The cost of producing the mop-tops has been kindly sponsored by the Liverpool business community. Wigs will be available from the 16th of June in many high street outlets including Merseytravel Information Centres, Smiffy’s in Bold Street, 08 Stores in the city and at John Lennon Airport, Liverpool Echo foyer in Old Hall Street and the Imagine Appeal office in Alder Hey hospital. More outlets to be announced next week.
10th July 1964 marks the date The Beatles were greeted by thousands of screaming fans as they landed back at Speke Airport after conquering the USA for the first time. Later that evening, over 100,000 fans line the streets of Liverpool as John, Paul, George and Ringo attend a civic reception for the premiere of ‘A Hard Day's Night’.
Some of the events happening during the run up and on the fun packed day will include:
Beatles Fun Run around the Echo Arena Complex
Beatles bands on the roof throughout the City.
Beatles Parade around the Beatles Tourist hotspots such as Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane.
Beatles Portrait competition being held in local schools
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This is rubbish from beginning to end. And there's way too much about wigs. But, hey, that's normal. But could these people not have just spent ten seconds Googling how to spell Paul McCartney? Is that really too much to expect?