Classic Albums Live: The Beatles’ Abbey Road
For music lovers wanting to hear the rock masterpiece performed live without gimmickry
About The Show
Classic Albums Live recreates some of the greatest recordings live on stage, note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without gimmickry. Now, 40 years after The Beatles recorded their final studio album — the album many feel was the Fab Four’s best — a handpicked collection of world-class musicians will come together to perform, in its entirety, one of the most influential popular music recordings of all time, the rock masterpiece Abbey Road.
Special Lecture Event
Art Schreiber is one of only two American reporters to travel with The Beatles on their first U.S. tour in 1964, and he will be telling stories and playing audio clips from that trip before the Classic Albums Live: The Beatles’ Abbey Road concert. Presented jointly by Popejoy and Theatre Lovers Community, Schreiber’s talk will give patrons an insight into the Fab Four and the frenzy that surrounded them.
The talk will be held in the Student Union Building (The SUB), one building north of Popejoy, in the Lobo room. Tickets for the talk are $15 and include a chili bar supper, both beef and vegetarian. The room opens at 5:30. The talk begins at 6:15 and concludes by 7:15 to give patrons time to get back to Popejoy and into their seats for the performance.
This very special pre-show is a perfect accompaniment to the Classic Albums Live concert. Space is limited. Click here to purchase tickets, or buy tickets in person at UNM Ticket offices located at the Pit and the UNM Bookstore.
NOTE: Shuttle buses from the Special Events (G) Lot will leave at 5:30 and 5:45 for this special pre-show.
Art Schreiber spent more than fifty years in broadcasting. He was a reporter, news director, national correspondent, bureau chief, and managed seven radio stations. Art covered John F. Kennedy during his bid for the Presidency and covered his funeral. Art travelled with President Lyndon Johnson. He covered every major civil rights riot in America and travelled extensively covering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He also covered manned space flights. But the most difficult assignment he had was covering the Beatles on their first American tour in 1964.
So, here is the only American we know who played Monopoly with John Lennon and George Harrison.
Theatre Lovers Community (TLC) is an arm of the Albuquerque Theatre Guild (an umbrella organization for more than 40 local live theatres), designed to enhance the theatrical experience of audience members. TLC members receive discounts at several theatres, get into rehearsals and auditions, enjoy talkbacks with directors and cast members, and participate in special programs. To join TLC, download the six-month membership form at www.abqtheatre.org/tlc. As a special promotion, TLC is offering two 6-month memberships for just $27.00!