The Beatles To Get Symphonic Treatment at Abbey Road Birthday Concert
A two-day concert celebrating Abbey Road studio’s 80th birthday will feature orchestral interpretations of songs by the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Oasis, and Radiohead. The Symphony in the Park concert takes place this weekend at West London’s Chiswick House and Gardens.
According to the event’s program, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform classic rock songs recorded at Abbey Road, including the Fab Four's ‘Hey Jude,’ Pink Floyd’s ‘Time,’ and Radiohead’s ‘High and Dry’ during the Saturday, Aug. 20 concert.
A Live4Ever.uk.com post quotes Paul McCartney saying, “The Symphony At The Park concerts are a great way to celebrate a truly iconic symbol of British music. I hope everyone has a fabulous time there and I wish Abbey Road all the best for another 80 rocking years.”
It doesn't look like McCartney himself will attend, based on that statement. Oh well, he'll probably be busy shopping for a more secure phone, after recently revealing that his was hacked a while back. Or maybe he's planning his upcoming wedding, which is expected to take place anytime now.