(NEW YORK, NY) -- Wonderwall Communications presents “I’ve Got a Feeling: A Celebration of the Beatles’ Rooftop Concert” featuring the Magical Mystery Girls, America’s premier all-female Beatles tribute band, and Kenneth Womack, author and world-renowned authority on the Beatles and their enduring cultural influence. This special event will take place Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 2:00pm (doors at 1:00pm) at The Cutting Room in New York City.
The Magical Mystery Girls originally formed in 2017 as a “supergroup” of female performers to commemorate the Beatles’ landmark Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, and the response was so overwhelming that they kept the band together, going on to play to sell-out crowds at festivals, concert venues and clubs throughout the mid-Atlantic. Their attention to detail in recreating the Beatles’ songs is staggering. This show will feature a performance of the entire “Rooftop Concert,” which originally took place in January 1969 atop the Apple Building in London, as well as some other popular selections.
Kenneth Womack, PhD, is the author of a two-volume biography on Beatles producer George Martin, Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles, and John Lennon, 1980: The Last Days in the Life. In a multimedia, interactive presentation including rare clips and videos (in between the Magical Mystery Girls’ sets), Womack will trace the story of how the Rooftop Concert came to happen.
“You will become aware of many hitherto unknown facts about the making of the music,” says legendary engineer, producer and musician Alan Parsons (who was present for the Rooftop Concert), in the foreword to Solid State.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The Cutting Room is located at 44 East 32nd St. in Manhattan.
Kenneth Womack is one of the world’s leading authorities on the Beatles and their enduring cultural influence. He is the author of a two-volume biography devoted to famed Beatles producer Sir George Martin, including Maximum Volume (2017) and Sound Pictures (2018). His latest book, John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life (2020), traces the story of the former Beatle’s comeback after five years of self-imposed retirement.
Ken’s Beatles-related books include Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles (2007), The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles (2009), The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four (2014), and Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles (2019). Ken’s books about the Beatles are included in the permanent collection of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives. Ken is also the author of five novels, including John Doe No. 2 and the Dreamland Motel (2010), The Restaurant at the End of the World (2012), Playing the Angel (2013), I Am Lemonade Lucy! (2019), and The Time Diaries (2021). His work has appeared in such venues as Salon, Slate, Billboard, Time, Variety, USA Today, Smithsonian Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Independent, The Liverpool Echo, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Ken serves as Professor of English and Popular Music at Monmouth University. He is Editor of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory, published by Penn State University Press, and Co-Editor of the English Association’s prodigious Year’s Work in English Studies, published by Oxford University Press. Over the years, he has shared his work with public libraries and community organizations across the nation, including audiences at Princeton University, Harvard University, the Smithsonian Institution, the Grammy Museum, and the 92nd Street Y. He has also served as an expert commentator for ABC’s 20/20 and NBC’s Access Hollywood.