Music Alive

Monday, 8 February 2016
A Strange Day’s Night

Mike Chunn with Various Performers

Marking 50 year Since the Beatles Came to Auckland

The Beatles

The Beatles

Photo: Public Domain

On the June 24th and 25th 1964, four young men –probably the four most famous young men in the world at that time –took to the stage in Auckland Town Hall to perform.

Fifty years to the day and on the exact same stage, the “Play It Strange Trust” celebrated those appearances by the Beatles by hosting two concerts of music by the Liverpudlians.

They invited some established musicians along, but in accordance with the Trust’s main purpose – to encourage the development of song-writing skills in young New Zealanders – they also feature many, shall we say non-established musicians.

RNZ was there to record the two nights and tonight we have some highlights including several Beatle favourites, Let It Be, Norwegian Wood, Here Comes the Sun, Come Together, Ticket To Ride, Taxman and While My Guitar Gently Weeps.  (Source: Radio New Zealand)

Recorded live in the Auckland Town Hall by RNZ Concert