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 audio trade publication ProSound News spoke to Audio Aesthetics and Technology chair Barry Hufker.
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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