And which Beatle is your favorite? No matter what your answer, you’re going to love the Cape Symphony and Classical Mystery Tour: The Beatles Tribute!
Our concert on April 23 & 24 features a wide range of The Beatles’ best songs, and each Beatle has a chance to shine, so you’re bound to love it!
The Beatles remain incredibly popular, as shown by the recent success of Get Back, the documentary made by Peter Jackson of The Lord of the Rings fame. The series is what Variety calls “a true, extended, fly-on-the-wall look at the making of the Let It Be album.” The remaining Beatles – Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney – as well as George Harrison’s widow Olivia Harrison and John Lennon’s son Sean Lennon all viewed and approved the three-part documentary series before its release on Disney+.
The most revelatory aspect is that the four musicians actually enjoyed each other at this point in their relationship. Everyone associates this period of the band with the trauma of breaking up, including Paul and Ringo, but according to Jackson, they were pleasantly surprised to find that their own memories were skewed. For those of us who love the Beatles, it’s good to see how much they really enjoyed each other’s company, and fascinating to see how they made such iconic music.
According to Rolling Stone, The Beatles were “one of the best things to happen in the twentieth century.” Here’s some of the many “firsts” they achieved:
• First band to play in a stadium (Shea Stadium, 1965)
• First time a satellite was used to broadcast worldwide – The Beatles’ live recording of “All You Need Is Love” (1968)
• First group to use a full orchestra in pop music
• First rock concept album (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967)
• First group to have the #1 single and the #1 album on both the US and the UK charts at the same time (“A Hard Day’s Night,” 1964)
• First musicians to use other sounds in their music (barnyard animals on “Good Morning, Good Morning,” jet engines on “Back in the U.S.S.R”).
• First band to put out an album on which they wrote half the songs (Please Please Me, 1962) and first to do an entire album of original songs (A Hard Day’s Night, 1964)
Wondering if The Beatles remain relevant today? According to Forbes, “Half a century after their breakup, The Beatles are still the biggest rock band of 2020, shifting 1.094 million album-equivalent units through the first six months of the year, 326,000 units ahead of the genre’s second-place finisher, Queen. The Fab Four also had the fifth-bestselling vinyl album of the year, selling 54,000 copies of their 1969 opus Abbey Road.” Pretty incredible numbers!
Local Beatles fans can rejoice because the Cape Symphony is bringing you the most amazing Beatles concert that never was! The super group never performed live with a symphony orchestra, but with Classical Mystery Tour, the world’s best Beatles group performing today, we’ll give you that unique experience. Skeptical? As Beatles fanatics, we promise you – you’ll be blown away!