ORILLIA, ONTARIO CANADA HELD THEIR 3RD ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE BEATLES
It was time for the beautiful downtown area of the City of Orillia to 'Get Back' to 1964 as it recreated the Abbey Road Rooftop Performance and came alive with a two day Beatles street festival September 18th and 19th!
It was fantastic to see the recreation, the participation and even the weather co-operated with a gorgeous sunny day! It started Friday night at the Orillia Opera House with the Beatles tribute band that the Rolling Stone magazine calls "the best", then the main stage took over with a hospitality tent and the Let's Get Back Dance and Sing a-Long.
Saturday kicked off the day's events at 11:00 am again at the main stage and went right through til midnight. $10.00 wristbands got you into the hospitality tent, back into the Opera house for the screening of Rare and Unseen, the movie and John and Yoko Bedpiece play.
Later in the day there was a recreation of the last performance as a group, the Beatles did on the roof top of their Abbey Road recording studio on January 30, 1969. This moment in history was a note-for-note rendition right on the roof top of one of the local stores.
The main street of Orillia; Mississaga Street, was packed with people sporting their favourite Beatle song on their various designed t-shirts enjoying the musicians, karaoke, memorabilia, artists, food vendors and the store windows that participated with signs, pictures and dressed up mannequins.
It has been four decades (40 years) since the Beatles brief final public performance, this fabulous group is now riding another wave of success with the addition of a new generation of fans. Chalk it all up to marketing that has zapped the music buying public into a frenzy!
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