Cuban Musicians Pay Homage to John Lennon

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SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Dec 8 (acn) Beatles-following musicians from the central province of Santa Clara swamped this city with songs by this legendary British band from the terrace roof of the centric Museum of Decorative Arts on the 30 anniversary of John Lennon’s murder.

The eight musicians that performed at the concert, most of them amateurs, played songs like “Let it be” and “Don’t let me down”, and ended their performance with “Imagine”, a song written by Lennon, which has become a call for world peace.

One of the musicians, Wilfredo Rodriguez, noted that the idea of performing from a high point was inspired on the Beatles’ last live performance on January 30, 1969, from the roof of the recording label Apple, in London.

A specialist from the Heritage Provincial Center, Guillermo Perez, told ACN that every first Saturday of the month this institution hosts a space dedicated to one of the most successful and acclaimed rock bands in the history of popular music.

The participants in this monthly meeting are loyal to the musical legacy of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. There, they listen to the band’s anthological and even to those less popular songs, and also screen audiovisual materials.

Every December 8 this group of people pays special homage to Lennon, who was murdered by a fan in 1980 at the entrance of the Dakota building, in New York.

Photo by Roy Kerwood [CC-BY-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

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