Liverpool’s Beatles Story and The Cavern Club find the world’s greatest Beatles tribute acts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of ‘From Me to You’
The very best Beatles tribute acts from across the globe have come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the Fab Four’s ‘From Me to You’ hit - by contributing their versions for a new music video that showcases the global influence of the band.
And the music video will given its world premiere on the 50th anniversary of the single’s release (11thApril 1963) at Liverpool’s world-famous Cavern Club to a packed house of fans, tourists and international journalists.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles ‘From Me to You’ Liverpool’s award-winning Beatles Story attraction in conjunction with The Cavern Club put a call out across the globe for the world’s greatest Beatles tribute acts to record their version of the hit single. It was launched at The Cavern with the help of a rousing performance by The Cavern Club Beatles.
The response was overwhelming with exclusive video entries coming in from Liverpool, Hungary, Brazil, Japan, Slovakia, Switzerland, Canada, France, Spain, Australia, Israel, Argentina and United States of America. The amazing results were then edited into a two and a half minute version of ‘From Me To You’ that takes the viewer all around the world and back to Liverpool. A global first!
All complete entries can be viewed here - http://tinyurl.com/beatlesglobalrelay
Martin King of The Beatles Story says,
“We wanted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of ‘From Me to You’ in a way that showed the world The Beatles’ enduring influence and engaged with fans and musicians from across the globe.
“We hope that people like the film as much as we do and that it showcases The Beatles’ and Liverpool’s contribution to global culture in a unique way. We’re really impressed with all the entries and with how much effort the tribute acts have gone to make such a fantastic 50th anniversary artefact. They have done Liverpool, The Cavern and The Beatles Story very proud.”
The enduring legacy of The Beatles has created a network of remarkable tribute bands the world over but it is thought that the ‘From Me to You’ project is the first time that these global tribute bands will have joined forces to create a single video artefact spanning the continents.
The music video forms part of the official events programme of ‘Liverpool Celebrates 50 Years Of The Beatles’. During 2012, the programme captured the imagination of visitors from across the world with a calendar of events to celebrate key milestone dates in the history of the world’s most famous band. This included setting a Guinness World Record on the 50th anniversary of the release of the band’s debut single, Love Me Do. A programme of events will continue throughout 2013 and 2014. Liverpool Celebrates 50 Years Of The Beatles is supported by VisitLiverpool, Official Tourist Board for Liverpool City Region.
‘From Me to You’ was co-written by Lennon and McCartney. It was written while the group was on a coach on tour of the UK with Helen Shapiro. The title itself was inspired by the letters page in the NME called ‘From You to Us’.
LIST OF TRIBUTE BANDS:
The Cavern Club Beatles – UK, Liverpool: http://www.cavernclub.org/
The Mersey Beatles – UK, Liverpool: http://www.themerseybeatles.com/
The Backwards – Slovakia: http://www.thebackwards.sk/
The Beatribes – Japan: http://beatribes.digi2.jp
The Nowhere Land – Switzerland, Lugano: http://nowhereland.li/
The Liverpool 4 – Canada, Toronto: http://www.theliverpool4.com/
The AfterBeat – France, Paris: http://www.the-afterbeat.com/en
The Nearly Beatles – Spain, Barcelona: http://www.thenearlybeatles.com/
The Melbeats – Australia, Melbourne: http://www.melbeats.com.au/
Getting Better – Argentina: http://www.gettingbetterarg.com.ar/
All Together Now! – USA, New England: http://www.alltogethernow.us/
Nube 9 – Argentina: http://www.nube9.com.ar/
Beatle Magic – Australia, Sydney: http://www.beatlemagic.com.au
Union Jack – USA, Massachusetts: http://www.4unionjack.com/
Magical Mystery Tour Band – Israel: http://www.themagical.co.il/
The WannaBeatles – USA, Tennessee: http://www.thewannabeatles.com/
The Clover – Japan: https://yaplog.jp/theclover/
The BlackBirds – Hungary: http://www.blackbirds.hu/
Hocus Pocus – Brazil: http://www.hocuspocus.art.br/
Strawberry Fields – Japan, Tokyo: http://band.livoon.com/sf