On 26 September 1969 The Beatles released Abby Road, perhaps my favourite album and definitely my favourite Beatles album.
When I turned 50 I decided that my bucket list had one item on it, and that was to form a band of spirited amateurs to try to play the whole album, just once, with me on drums.
At the 100 Club on Oxford Street on 23rd September 2019 - nearly 50 years on to the day from the release - a group of friends will do just that and also look to raise money for The National Literacy Trust. Literacy is at the heart of many social problems in the UK today, and as a band made up of people who work in publishing, TV and education, we want to support a charity that does brilliant work to improve literacy among children and adults.
The band are:
- Andy Miller - Vocals and keyboard
- Hannah Griffiths - bass guitar and backing vocals
- David 'Klaf' Klafkowski - electric guitar
- Malcolm MacWatt - guitar, backing vocals
- Me - Ringo
Charitable sponsorship is often associated with Herculean exercise. If this band attempted exercise we wouldn’t raise much money but might cost the NHS a good deal. Rock ’n’ Roll is our only option.
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