Thursday’s live tribute to The Beatles on the “rooftop” of Emerson Library drew local media to Webster University to cover the commemoration:
- NBC affiliate KSDK NewsChannel 5 captured footage and explained Webster School of Communications students’ role in setting up and recording the event. Watch that clip embedded above or via this link at ksdk.com.
- That same segment also aired on “STL Now” on ABC 30.
- Lifestyle columnist Joe Holleman also wrote about the event for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The School of Communications and the Department of Audio Aesthetics and Technology hosted the performance by Abbey Road Warriors, a Beatles tribute band, to coincide with two major milestones: the 45th anniversary of The Beatles’ final live performance as a group – a rooftop concert on the roof of their Saville Row recording studio – and the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ arrival in the U.S.
The 4th-floor Faculty Development Center patio of Emerson Library served as the “rooftop” while Abbey Road Warriors played the same set the Beatles played for their famous final concert: “Get Back,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” “I Got a Feeling,” “One After 909″ and “I Dig a Pony.”
Audio and video production students recorded the event, a compilation of which will be posted to GorlokTV.
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