BRANFORD — Around noon on Jan. 30, 1969, the Beatles gave what would be their final concert on the roof of an office building in central London. It was an unannounced 42-minute set for friends, employees and office workers who, hearing the music, opened windows of adjacent buildings and gathered on the street below.
It’s to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the final live show that, on Wednesday, April 24, the Musical Jammers will stage an hour-long lunchtime concert of Beatles’ hits at the Canoe Brook Senior Center. With marimbas, bongos and other rhythm instruments, the group will put its own spin on songs from “Let It Be,” “Yesterday,” and “Hey Jude” to “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “When I’m Sixty-four.”
The Musical Jammers include Charlette Kerrigan on piano, cellist Peter Craig, Dave Apuzza on percussion and vocalists Linda Graves and Marge Schneider.
All are welcome. The Canoe Brook Senior Center is located at 11 Cherry St. Branford.
The show is from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. To preregister, call 203-315-0684. The event is free. There will be refreshments.
— Lisa Reisman