Come together for Abbey Road

The iconic Beatles’ Abbey Road album will be 50 years old on September 26 – the actual day of its release.

And on that very day, one of the UK’s top tribute bands – the Dung Beatles – celebrate the famous anniversary at the Waterside Theatre. The Dung Beatles will perform Abbey Road in its entirety, joined onstage by the Hornettes four-piece horn section for this, the band’s second Friars gig, following the Earthly Messenger unveiling concert at the theatre back in March.

At that gig the Dung Beatles performed alongside John Otway, Howard Jones and Marillion – all performers with strong Aylesbury roots.

The Waterside gig is a Friars Club event in its 50th anniversary year, to coincide with the Abbey Road release, and the Aylesbury club was founded by Dave Stopps.

The original album featured such classic songs as Come Together, Something, Oh! Darling and Here Comes the Sun. It was The Beatles’ 11th studio album and in 1980 became the fab four’s first album to sell 10 million copies worldwide.

The Dung Beatles’ lead guitarist and vocalist Danny Prendergast said: “It’s a great honour to perform at the Waterside and we are very pleased to link up with the legendary Friars Club Aylesbury in their 50th anniversary year.”

The other Dung Beatles band members are Steve Hillier, vocals and guitar; Phil Toller, vocalist and bass; Mike Ashton, drums and percussion; and Martin Kent, keyboards.

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