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January 11, 2017

CONTACT: 
Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M)
jverkennes@monroeccc.edu 


CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE TO PEFORM TRIBUTE
TO THE BEATLES’ ‘ABBEY ROAD’ AT MCCC

Only About 50 Tickets are Still Available

MONROE, Mich. – Classic Albums Live will recreate the magic of one of the most influential albums of rock music, The Beatles' iconic “Abbey Road,” on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Monroe County Community College’s La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater.
The La-Z-Boy Center is located on MCCC’s Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe.

The band will recreate the 1969 rock masterpiece cut for cut, note for note, using every instrument it took, exactly as you remember it – no wigs, no samples and no costumes.  In addition, Classic Albums Live will also perform other memorable Beatles’ songs from that period.

According to Craig Martin, producer of the Classic Albums Live series, which includes similar recreations of albums by Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, “There’s a real thirst to hear these albums produced start to finish.  For many of us, this is the music we grew up with – the soundtrack of our lives.”

MCCC hosted Classic Albums Live’s rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Led Zeppelin III” last year.

Martin said that all of the focus is put into the music, and the works are performed the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. 

“We don’t bother with imitation or impersonation,” he said.  “We research these albums and go to great lengths to reproduce each and every sound live.  We never use tape or computers.”
 

“Abbey Road” was the last album to be recorded by The Beatles, though “Let It Be” was the last to be released.  According to AllMusic, it was a fitting swan song for the group because it echoed some of the faux-conceptual forms of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” but featured stronger compositions and was more rock-oriented.  “Abbey Road” included a medley of vignettes that covered much of side two, as well as furious guitar-heavy rock such as “I Want You (She's So Heavy)” and “Come Together.”  Also featured were two hits by George Harrison, who blossomed into a major songwriter with the release of “Abbey Road”: “Here Comes the Sun” and the ballad “Something.”

Many debate whether “Abbey Road” is the Beatles' best work, but it is certainly among The Beatles’ most immaculately produced and tightly constructed.

Only about 50 tickets remain for the show.  Tickets are $27 can be purchase on the Web at www.monroeccc.edu/theater or via phone by calling (734) 384-4272.  They can also be purchased in person at the MCCC Cashier’s Office in the Warrick Student Services/Administration Building.

Group rates, rooms and catering are available in conjunction with the concert.  For more information, contact Tom Ryder at (7344) 384-4201 or tryder@monroeccc.edu.   

The 2015-16 MCCC Season of Events sponsors are DTE Energy, Michigan Gas Utilities, Monroe Bank & Trust, La-Z-Boy Incorporated, the DTE Energy Foundation and Consumers Energy.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.

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