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UMKC Student Union - Room 401

Listyn KC presents The Beatles "Let It Be" Belated 50th Anniversary

Listyn KC is back! Same music, same system, familiar faces, now at the UMKC Student Union. Listen to curated selections of music and fun facts related to the featured album. Then enjoy the entire album played on the amazing Listyn KC sound system, brought in just for the show! Doors open at 12:30 pm

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Listyn KC presents The Beatles "Let It Be" Belated 50th Anniversary
Listyn KC presents The Beatles "Let It Be" Belated 50th Anniversary

Time & Location

May 21, 2023, 1:00 PM – May 22, 2023, 4:00 PM

UMKC Student Union - Room 401, 5100 Cherry St, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA

About the event

Tickets On Sale March 25th, 5:00pm CDT

Delayed due to COVID, Listyn KC is finally finishing our multi-year series celebrating the 50th Anniversaries of The Beatles catalog.  Let It Be was the twelfth and final studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released a month after the band broke up, on May 8th 1970. Like most of the band's previous releases, the album topped record charts in many countries, including both the US and the UK.

All Listyn KC shows benefit the Center For Recorded Music, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization bringing to life a new world-class cultural center and music education facility in Kansas City.

Rehearsals began at Twickenham Film Studios in January 1969 as part of a planned documentary showing the Beatles' return to live performance. Paul McCartney conceived the project as an attempt to reinvigorate the band by returning to simpler rock and roll configurations. The filmed rehearsals were marked by ill-feeling, leading to George Harrison's temporary departure from the group. As a condition of his return, the members reconvened at their own Apple Studio with guest keyboardist Billy Preston. The project then yielded a single public concert, held impromptu on the studio's rooftop on January 30th 1969, from which three of the album's tracks were drawn.

In April 1969, the Beatles issued the single "Get Back".  From then, the project lay in limbo as they moved onto the recording of Abbey Road, released that September.  After John Lennon left the group, the remaining Beatles finished the album in January 1970, with the completion of "Let It Be" and "I Me Mine".  

Get Back was ultimately assembled under the title of Let It Be by the American producer Phil Spector in early 1970. He omitted "Don't Let Me Down", the B-side of the "Get Back" single, and instead included a 1968 take of "Across the Universe". Spector also included excerpts of studio chatter and applied original orchestral and choir overdubs to four tracks. The additions offended McCartney, particularly in the case of "The Long and Winding Road".  

Tickets are available for $15 including Non-Alcoholic Beverages or $35 which includes your Food and a selection of Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic Beverages (21+ for Alcohol, ID required). Please bring cash for tipping bartending staff as credit cards cannot be accepted. Food selection for this show will include a selection of Pizza, Hors d'oeuvres, "heavy" appetizers, and fruit (vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free options will be available). UMKC Catering requires us to have a final food order prior to the show, so the $35 Food and Beverage tickets will only be on sale until Noon on the Wednesday before the show. We are sorry, but we will not be able to accommodate any additional food requests once ticket sales are closed.

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