On March 4, 2009 Mayor Karl Dean signed a resolution to honor The Beatles by proclaiming January 30, 2009 as Nashville Beatles Music Day; the resolution also recognizes a performance by The WannaBeatles and local contributions made by the National Association of Music Educators.
On January 30, 2009, in an attempt to relive history, The Nashville band, The WannaBeatles performed a Nashville rooftop concert to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Beatles’ legendary rooftop performance in London.
“The Beatles inspired us and a whole generation of kids to appreciate the gift of music,” said Dennis Scott, two-time Grammy winner and co-founder of The WannaBeatles. “This concert is a great opportunity to help pass on the musical torch and, through MENC, bring attention to the important role music plays in a child’s development and the need to support music in the schools.”
The original historic show by The Beatles took place at noon on January 30, 1969 on the roof of Apple Records’ London headquarters. The Nashville show by The WannaBeatles was held on the roof of Rippy’s nightclub at noon on January 30, 2009.
To commemorate the city’s resolution, a concert by The WannaBeatles will be held at W.O. Smith School of Music on June 9th. Famed Beatles author, Ken Mansfield who stood on the London rooftop with the Beatles in 1969, will share the stage with the WannaBeatles. The event will be a fundraiser for the school. The W.O. Smith School of Music is located on 8th and Edgehill in Nashville.
Note From Betsy Thorpe
This post was changed on May 4th.
On May 2nd I erroneously reported the date and location of the WannaBeatles fundraising concert for the W.O. Smith School Of Music. On May 4th I chaged the text of this post to reflect the corret date and location. I apologize for the error.
May 4th, 2009