Sunday 29 January 2017

Beatles All You Need Is Love Fest

Annual Celebration of Birmingham Debut at the Ritz Ballroom
Sunday 12 February 3-6 pm


Acoustica, Alex Vann, David Garside, Eleanor Dattani,
The Eggmen, Goodall, Mr Apollo, Peters plays Lennon,
Tim Walkerdine, Ukulele Theatre + John Kennedy readings

ADVANCE TICKETS £4 Kitchen Garden Cafe or£4.40
www. £5 ON THE DOOR

The Beatles at the Ritz Ballroom

You may not believe it but it’s true! The Beatles played the tiny Ritz Ballroom on King’s Heath’s York Road not just once but three times. The ballroom was one of four venues run by Ma and Pa Regan in the 1960’s known as the Regan circuit.

Their first appearance was in 1962 after their first single “Love Me Do” was released. Their second was on 15 February 1963 just after the release of their second single “Please Please Me”. Originally
scheduled to appear on 11 January they had been prevented by blizzard like conditions from making the 11 mile journey to King’ Heath from one of the Regans other venues – The Plaza in Old Hill
Their third and final appearance was on 5 July 1963 after a last minute re-arrangement of venues on the Regan circuit.

Rubber Soul Rebound - 50th Anniversary re-make of The Beatles’ classic album

Rubber Soul Rebound was one of the last recordings made at King’s Heath’s legendary Highbury Studio. The album features The Move’s Trevor Burton, Fuzzbox’s ViX & her Ms Chiefs, Boat To Row’s Michael King, Abi Budgen & Dan Wilkins, Acoustica, David Garside, Eleanor Dattani, Goodall, Hannah Brown, Peters & Dog, Sylvia, The Eggmen and Tim Walkerdine and ends with an
ensemble version of “Run For Your Life” including a guitar solo by Steve Ajao. The CD costs just £10 and will be on sale at the Fest and via All money raised will go to King’s Heath Walk Of Fame - a small charity that aims to commemorate King’s Heath’s amazing musical, cultural and sporting heritage through plaques, pavement stars and live events or phone 0121 689 2360 or 443 5237

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