Showing posts with label Yesterday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yesterday. 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."  


 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Abbey Road Studio selling prints of George Martin's "Yesterday" score

You can order here. It's pricey, at $312, but nice.

This limited edition replica score comes from the Sir George Martin Collection and it features a hand numbered certificate of authentication with printed signature.

Presented in a handmade ribbon bound portfolio and numbered 1 to 500, Yesterday is the first track ever by The Beatles to feature a string quartet and a major radio hit at the time, its distinctive string arrangement by George Martin was recorded in Studio Two on June 14th 1965. Featuring Sir Paul McCartney on his Epiphone Texan acoustic guitar, accompanied by an understated but eloquent string section, Yesterday was a very important song for The Beatles, as well as the first time that they recorded with musicians from outside the group, paving the way for later sonic experimentation.