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Student Concert Featuring Music from the Beatles' 'Abbey Road' Album

 

Music majors will “Come Together” to perform “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer,” “Here Comes The Sun,” “Something” and all the other hits of the classic Beatles album “Abbey Road” when they perform their semester-ending rock ensemble concert at Camden County College on May 7.

 

Most of the participating musicians were born in the early 1990s – more than 20 years after the 1969 release of “Abbey Road.” Despite the generation gap, the universality of the Beatles’ music has transcended. According to student Dan Darrow of Oaklyn, a drummer, most of the musicians were first introduced to Beatles music by their parents and “have loved it ever since” – both for listening and for emulating.

 

Rebecca Turner, a keyboard player from Audubon, agreed.

 

“The Beatles’ music was revolutionary,” she said. “It continues to inspire musicians today.”

 

As a result, said Professor Michael Billingsley, the students have been “very excited” about the “Abbey Road” concert. It was his decision to have the rock ensemble students perform all of the songs from the album for their final performance at the College.

 

CCC’s “Abbey Road” concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 7 in Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre, which is located inside Lincoln Hall on the Blackwood Campus at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township. The Camden County College Jazz Ensemble will be the opening act.

 

Admission is free.

 

For additional information, contact Billingsley by telephone at (856) 374-4563 or via e-mail at mbillingsley@camdencc.edu.


Published: May 02, 2012