presidente dei Beatlesiani d'Italia
ci trasmette il seguente comunicato che pubblichiamo volentieri, riguardante la partecipazione di sè stesso e del figlio Alessandro all'evento che si svolge a New York dal 6 al 9 febbraio 2014.
da parte di tutti i Timechangers della
Città dei Talenti.
ASSOCIATITHE BEATLE PEOPLE
ASSOCIATION OF ITALY
A NEW YORK
CITY dal 6 al 9 febbraio 2014
con i Beatlesiani e “Two Of Us”
(Acoustic Duo) dall’Italia!!!
Celebrazioni per il 50° anniversario del primo Tour dei Beatles nel 1964 in USA
“NYC BEATLES FAB 50th”, Partono
dall’APOLLO Theatre con " TWIST & SHOUT” Dionne Warwick
e Mary Wilson delle Supremes sono Special Guest of Honor performer! (vedi
comunicato finale da New York allegato)
Dall’Italia ospiti all’Apollo e all’Hudson Theatre da Brescia
anche i TWO OF US (Alessandro & Rolando Giambelli), ono stati
invitati a New York per rappresentare i fans italiani dei Beatles e si
esibiranno al Teatro Apollo nei due celebri teatri ed in altre locations a NYC
in occasione della celebrazione del 50° Anniversario dei Beatles in USA.
TWIST & SHOUT : New York Celebrate The Beatles "
prima serata si svolgerà presso il leggendario Apollo Theater GIOVEDI ' 6 Febbraio 2014 come primo evento di
" NYC FAB 50 : Per le
celebrazioni del primo Tour dei Beatles e della loro comparsa al memorabile
programma televisivo “Ed Sullivan Show”
che consacrò l’arrivo dei Beatles negli USA, quello dell’APOLLO è solo uno dei
concerti di beneficenza stellato che si terrà nell'ambito di Beatles 50th
Anniversary Celebration di New York City. Il concerto di gala sarà
caratterizzato da artisti di fama, tra cui una star che fu in tour con i
Beatles e un altro special guest il cui padre fu in tour con i Beatles .
I Biglietti sono in vendita da ora su TICKETMASTER
Dionne Warwick ed altri grandi
artisti Soul e R & B che si aggiungeranno a Mary Wilson e cantando i
classici dei Beatles saranno Lloyd Price , Bettye LaVette , Gary US Bonds ,
Barrence Whitfield , la figlia di Bobby Hebb Kitoto Van Hebb e Melvin Van
Ulteriori molto speciali guest
star potranno essere ancora annunciate.
Ad aprire la grande kermesse
organizzata a New York da Charles
Rosenay e Patrice Samara, con tanti artisti famosi che reinterpreteranno il
vasto repertorio beatlesiano, saranno quattro amici musicisti coinvolti
profondamente nella storia appassionante dei Beatles: un virtuoso della
chitarra di nome Charlie Guitar che
si esibisce prevalentemente da Manhattan a tutti gli USA; ci sarà l'esibizione
del cantante e chitarrista Hal Bruce
da Halifax, Canada.
Come anticipato, ci saranno anche Rolando Giambelli in duo
(Two of Us) con il figlio Alessandro dall'Italia. Essi sono stimati ed
apprezzati veterani della Beatle Week di Liverpool e sono stati invitati anche
a New York a suonare in onore dell'Apollo
. Essi interpreteranno canzoni stile
Motown o R & B che i Beatles suonarono nei loro primi anni. Gli
italiani Two Of Us, da Brescia interpreteranno tra l'altro, alcune canzoni dei
Beatles tradotte in Italiano e Please Mr. Postman, una canzone non dei Beatles,
ma che essi interpretarono magistralmente, avendola imparata ascoltando la
versione originale delle Supremes & Diana Ross. E, con grande gioia di chi
sarà tra il pubblico ci sarà appunto anche Mary Wilson leader delle Supremes
che si esibirà nel corso della favolosa serata.
Il Teatro Apollo si trova al 253
West Street 125th a New York City. 100 % dei proventi netti dalla vendita dei
biglietti a vantaggio del Banco
Alimentare per New York City.
Questa produzione non è affiliata
con Apple Corp Ltd o con i Beatles, ma con i Beatlesiani d'Italia Associati, certamente si! Secondo il loro
motto: “Beatle People for People”.
A proposito: N.B. Il duo acustico TWO OF US con Rolando e Alessandro
Giambelli, anche in rappresentanza del’Italia alla grande celebrazione dei
Beatles a New York, oltre che in altre locations di NYC, si esibirà Domenica 9
Febbraio pure nello storico The Bitter End il più vecchio “rock club” di
Manhattan, sito al numero 147 di Bleecker Street.
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ASSOCIATION OF ITALY
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Dionne Warwick One of Three Legendary Singing Starlets added
to Apollo Concert Feb. 6
For Immediate Release:
"TWIST & SHOUT: New York Celebrate The
Beatles" at the legendary Apollo Theater, has announced the addition
of Dionne Warwick, Lulu and Mary Wilson (of The Supremes) to the Thursday,
February 6 star-studded charity concert being held as part of "NYC FAB 50:
Celebrating the Music of The Beatles" 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Tickets now on sale through Ticketmaster, ranging from $20-150.00.
Dionne Warwick, five-time Grammy Award winning music
legend and a 2014 Grammy Award nominee once again, has been a conerstone of
American pop music & culture. Dionne's career, which spans more than 50
years, has established her as an International music icon and concert act. She
has earned more than sixty charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records,
including more than 18 consecutive Top 100 singles. A friend to The Beatles in
the 60's, Warwick was part of some of the most famous fund-raising musical
events in history, including “We Are the World,”"Live Aid” and “That’s
What Friends Are For.”
She became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the
Food and Agriculture Organization, and a U.S. Ambassador of Health.
Mary Wilson is a founding member of the
world’s most famous female trio THE SUPREMES, who recorded twelve #1
hits from 1964 to 1969. Back in 1964 the Supremes' “Where Did Our
Love Go” reached #1 in the U.S. pop charts, and they released four more
number one hits, “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Stop In the Name of
Love,” and “Back in My Arms Again,” making them the only group to have five
consecutive #1 hits.
The legendary singer’s career did not stop there, and she
continues to soar to untold heights. Mary is a best-selling author, motivational
speaker, businesswoman, former U.S. Cultural Ambassador, the recipient of an
Associate Degree from New York University in 2001, and an honorary Doctorate of
Humane Letters from Paine College in Augusta, Georgia.In 1988, Mary Wilson
accepted the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of The Supremes
when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1994, the
Supremes received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 1998 they were
inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
Lulu is in her fifth decade entertaining, and the
Scottish dynamo has put her unmistakable stamp on some of the soul songs that
meant the most to her with a new album executive produced by Sir Elton
John. Lulu, who had hits in the 60s with “Shout” and “To Sir
With Love,” has recorded landmark songs originally recorded by the artists
who helped to write the dictionary of soul. “Shout,” Lulu’s debut hit in 1964,
first charted for the Isley Brothers in the US in 1959 and then again in 1962,
while “‘To Sir With Love” entered the Billboard Hot 100 in the same week in
1967 as Sam & Dave’s “Soul Man,” and a few weeks later kept it off the No.1
Also on the bill are
Lloyd Price, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist,
is one of the legends and pioneers of rock & roll.
is known worldwide for his hits "Personality," "Stagger
Lee" and "Lawdy Miss Clawdy." “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” topped the
R&B charts for seven weeks and was covered by the likes of Elvis Presley (who
performed it on his 1968 NBC-TV special), John Lennon and Elvis
Bettye LaVette is a Grammy Award nominee who has performed
at the Kennedy Center Honors and is heralded for re-inventing songs from the
British bands who were initially influenced by American R & B music. She
joined Todd Rundgren, Patti Austin and others for a Hollywood Bowl concert
dedicated to The Beatles, and has thrilled audiences at the annual John Lennon
charity tribute concert held in New York.
Gary U.S. Bonds is an honoree of the Rhythm & Blues
Foundation, a “favorite son” of the Blues Brothers and his classic recording
“Quarter to Three" appears on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's
"500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll" list. His first hit was
“New Orleans” and he teamed with Bruce Springsteen for his comeback hit “This
The Beatles backed Bonds on an early European tour, but were
actually fired from the tour.
Margaret Ross Williams is the lead singer of the legendary
girl group THE COOKIES. Margaret Ross Williams sang lead on many classics. The
Cookies scored their biggest hits with the King/Goffen-penned "Don't Say
Nothin Bad About My Baby" and "Chains." "Chains" was
covered by The Beatles. Formed in Brooklyn in the 50s, The Cookies were a
staple of the Brill Building. Aside from their close association with Carole
King & Gerry Goffen, they sang on such hits as Neil Sedaka's "Breaking
Up is Hard to Do," Little Eva's "The Locomotion" & many
others. Photo is with Carole King.
Barbara Harris of The TOYS - In September of 1965 a
record was released on the DynaVoice label that was to become an international,
"A Lovers Concerto" by "The Toys" entered
the charts and in just six short weeks surpassed the likes of The Beatles,
Supremes, Elvis Presley, Rolling Stones, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, etc. The
song reached reached #1 and sold millions. The voice singing lead was that
of Barbara Harris, and she sounds just as great today as she did half a decade
Melvin Van Peebles is the ultimate Renaissance man: actor,
director, screenwriter, playwright, novelist, visual artist and composer. Best
known as a revolutionary film-maker (and to younger movie-goers as the father
of Mario Van Peebles), his music has run the gamete from soul, funk, jazz rap
and improvisational. An album released on The Beatles U.S. label, Capitol, was
described as “filled with stylistic curveballs, Broadway-like compositions, and
his animated verbal delivery.”
Kitoto Von Hebb, the daughter of two musical parents, one
being "Sunny" author/singer Bobby Hebb, is from a family with deep
and impressive musical roots. Her great uncle, Harold "Hal" Hebb
was a member of the Marigolds, the group that performed for Elvis Presley at
the Governor's Mansion in Tennessee. Bobby Hebb toured with The Beatles
and was a friend of theirs. His biggest hit, "Sunny," was
recorded in New York City. Released as a single, it reached #3 on the
R&B charts, #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, sold over one million copies and
was awarded a gold disc. When Hebb toured with The Beatles in 1966,
"Sunny" was, at the time of the tour, ranked higher than any Beatles
song then on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. BMI rated "Sunny" number 25
in its "Top 100 songs of the century."
Barrence Whitfield is a Boston-based,
internationally-followed R & B vocal powerhouse best known for his live
concerts as the front-man in Barrence Whitfield & the Savages. Delivering
soul, blues, funk, roots, jump and even rockabilly, Barrence has been described
as "a soul screamer in the spirit of Little Richard
, Wilson Pickett
, Solomon Burke
.” Anyone who
can be compared to one of The Beatles' greatest influences, Little
Richard, is a singer who had to be part of this tribute.
Roseanna Vitro is the Grammy-nominated vocal stylist and
reigning member of the jazz community who has served as an official Jazz
Ambassador sponsored in 2009 by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U.S. State Dept,
and in 2004 by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She was inducted
in the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame.
Opening acts for this gala are Manhattan's guitar virtuoso
Charlie Guiter, singer/guitarist Hal Bruce from Halifax, Canada and Rolando
Giambelli's Two of Us from Italy, veterans of Liverpool's Beatle Week.
of the Apollo, they will be performing Motown songs that The Beatles covered in
their early years.
Franke Previte is the Musical Director for the concert under
the supervision of Producer Dennis D'Amico. Franke won an Academy Award
for best Achievement in Music; Best Song for Dirty Dancing's "(I've Had)
The Time of My Life, and has sold over 50 million records. He is the
leader of The Brotherhood," a band of master musicians performing for the
Apollo audience of "Twist & Shout: New York Celebrates The
Beatles." Pianist for The Brotherhood is Roger Kellaway,
a jazz/pop/classical pianist & composer who has worked with everyone
from Elvis to Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie to Yo-Yo Ma, Joni Mitchell to Mancini
and Quincy Jones to Michael Tilson Thomas. His discography runs more than two
hundred and fifty albums. Kellaway’s most prized composer credit,
“Remembering You,” is the closing theme for the TV’s “All in the Family.”
written (and conducted) twenty-nine film scores including Barbara Streisand’s
“A Star is Born,” for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Roger’s
most recent commission, a twenty-two minute piece for two pianos, bass
& drums, is a jazz exploration of nine songs by Sir Paul McCartney.
The Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th Street, is one of the
most famous live music venues in the world, and even hosted a memorable Paul
McCartney concert in December of 2010.
100% of net proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Food Bank
for New York City. Artists subject to change. The production is not affiliated
with Apple Corp Ltd or The Beatles.
About Food Bank For New York City:
Food Bank For New York City recognizes 30 years as the
city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty
throughout the five boroughs. As the city’s hub for integrated food
poverty assistance, Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food
distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided
by its research. Through its network of community-based member programs
citywide, Food Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in
need. Food Bank’s hands-on nutrition education program in the public
schools reaches thousands of children, teens and adults. Income support
services including food stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor and
the Earned Income Tax Credit put millions of dollars back in the pockets of
low-income New Yorkers, helping them to achieve greater dignity and
independence. Learn how you can help at foodbanknyc.org
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