The Byron Community Centre and Springcam Productions are proud to present
An Evening of Beatles Songs and Stories.
The event is a fundraiser for the Steinway Grand Piano in the Byron Theatre that needs
some love, attention and money.
The show will feature Joanne Petersen in conversation with award-winning journalist, David Leser, and either side of the conversation will be a set of Beatles Songs in various musical genres.
Joanne Petersen was Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein’s personal assistant – her stories are amazing. She organised the Sgt Peppers launch party at Brian Epstein’s Belgravia home in London and went, with her close friend, singer Lulu, to the Sgt Pepper party at Epstein’s country house in Sussex, where she found John Lennon and friends tripping inside his psychedelic Rolls Royce.
It’s 50 years since Sgt Pepper changed the world and Joanne’s life forever. She will talk about those wild crazy years including the death of Brian Epstein at 32. Her time with The Beatles spans the years from Rubber Soul through to Sgt Pepper. This will be the first time Joanne has told some of these tales in public. Joanne also has original photos, which will be projected on the big screen throughout the interview: Beatle Stories never heard before and photographs never seen before.
There will be Classical, Country, a 20-piece choir, Middle Eastern, and guitar virtuosity.
Phil Emmanuel, Tim Gaze, Gyan, Steve Russell, Cleis Pierce, Shai Shriki, to name but a few, will be performing.
MC for the night is George Smlivici