Showing posts with label Kenneth Essex. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kenneth Essex. Show all posts

Monday, July 12, 2021

Violist who performed on the Beatles' "Yesterday" launches charity walk at age 101

Via the Hampstead Highgate Express:

Violist Kenneth Essex, who has played with The Beatles, is walking 10km in 10 days leading up to his 101st birthday on July 20 for Hospice Aid UK.  

...Ken said: “After my successful walk last year when I raised more than £20,000 for Moorfields Eye Charity, I am delighted to still be able to do a similar 10km walk again this year at the age of 101, for a very fine cause, Hospice Aid UK.  

“I hope that with the everyone’s support, I can raise a similar amount.” 

Ken, who made his reputation in both classical and popular music, the latter as a session musician, is the only surviving member of the string quartet which played the backing for The Beatles on "Yesterday."