The article here on the Ideal site has details of an event on 21 September 2018 celebrating the association that The Beatles had with the province of Almería.

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Almeria's relationship with The Beatles will be lived on the 'BeatleDay' on September 21

The first edition will feature the concerts of 'The Zimmerband', 'The Beetles' and 'The Orange Grapefruit'

With the aim of «continuing to promote the relationship between Almería and John Lennon», as explained by the Councilor for Culture, Carlos Sanchez, and «to enjoy the Beatlesmaniacs», the activity 'Almería Beatles Day' was presented yesterday, which will be held on September 21st. The proposal comes from Enrique Sánchez and Abelardo Navarro, with the collaboration of the Culture Department of the City of Almería, and is deployed with a lecture at the Museum of the Guitar and three concerts in the Madchester room.

Carlos Sánchez highlighted at all times during the presentation of the 'Almería Beatles Day' edition that it is "a new initiative that adds to other cultural and musical proposals around the Beatles, especially the festival that is organized every year. under the coordination of the Lennon Forever Almería Association ».

The program will begin at 7 pm at the Guitar Museum, with a lecture by Enrique Sánchez, musician, writer from Seville and guitar from 'Los Escarabajos'. It will be about the single 'Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane' in the artistic career of the British group between 1966 and 1967, and that he already successfully taught last August during the Beatleweek in Liverpool. "While John Lennon was composing a transcendental song in Almeria like 'Strawberry Fields Forever', Paul McCartney was in Seville creating 'Penny Lane'. Both songs were published on the same single, prior to the album 'Sergeant Peppers', and it was a point of creative inflection, and it meant a change in their music and group image, "Enrique Sánchez said.

Also, Enrique Sánchez, was encouraged to unveil one of the attractions for the fans of The Beatles. In his lecture, Enrique Sánchez explained that he will show "a Philips EL3301 recorder and a Spanish Mayoral guitar as those used by John Lennon in the demos of 'Strawberry Fields Forever'," he said. The program that will start at the Guitar Museum, he will not stay there since the party will move to the Madchester room to enjoy three concerts.

The first concert will be the 'The Zimmerband' group from Almeria led by Abelardo Navarro and will deploy a broad repertoire and above all rescue the longest sound of The Beatles solo without forgetting the Dylan Harrison connection.

The second show will come from the hand of 'The Beetles', newcomers from the city of Mersey, devoted twenty-five years to the tribute of the Beatles, and described as 'the Beatles Sevillians'.

The third concert, by the hand of 'The Orange Grapefruit', is an Italian band, and will give its first concert in Spain. Abelardo Navarro points out that The Orange Grapefruit "is one of the few groups that focuses on the guitarist George Harrison and his influence in the group."

No doubt this day is a "tribute to enjoy and promote the relationship of Almeria and the Beatles," announced Carlos Sanchez.

 

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