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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Anaheim, Liverpool mayors to celebrate 50 years of ‘All You Need Is Love’ in radio special

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 19, 2017) — “Breakfast with the Beatles,” the longest running Beatles radio program in the U.S., is coming to Anaheim on May 28 for a special transatlantic broadcast featuring Mayor Tom Tait and Mayor Joe Anderson of Liverpool.

The broadcast celebrates the 50th anniversary of the enduring classic, “All You Need is Love,” which debuted in one of rock’s most historic moments in June 1967. The Beatles performed the anthem during “Our World,” the first, live global television broadcast watched by more than 400 million people around the world.

“There is a direct line from the inspiring power of ‘All You Need Is Love’ to the culture of kindness we have built today in Anaheim,” Mayor Tait said. “The genuine kindness inherent in ‘All You Need Is Love’ is a simple yet impactful idea that can change a person, a family, a neighborhood, a city, and, ultimately, the world.”

Proceeds from the event at Hilton Anaheim benefit the Anaheim Elementary School Music Program, which works to ensure students have quality music instruction at school.

About 15 students from John Marshall Elementary in west Anaheim will be on hand to sing “All You Need Is Love” plus other Beatles favorites.

Here’s what you need to know to be part of the fun:

  • What: “Breakfast with the Beatles” in Anaheim
  • When: Sunday, May 28
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Where: Hilton Anaheim MIX Lounge
  • Cost: $45 for adults, $25 kids 12 and under
  • Benefits: Anaheim Elementary School Music Program
  • Reservations: (714) 740-4442 or OpenTable.com

Co-sponsored by Visit Anaheim, KLOS 95.5 FM’s “Breakfast with the Beatles” live broadcast will take place in Hilton Anaheim’s MIX Lounge in the hotel’s lobby with a traditional English breakfast and other brunch favorites served from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

You can have a chance at winning two free tickets to the brunch by checking out the city of Anaheim’s Facebook page next week. We’ll be posting pictures of classic Beatles moments with Mayor Tait’s face hidden among them.

  • On Monday, try your hand at finding Mayor Tait in the record cover of “Hard Day’s Night.”
  • On Tuesday, try and spot him on the set of the Beatles performance of “All You Need Is Love” in the “One World” broadcast.
  • On Wednesday, the stakes get higher: Try to find Tait in the backdrop of characters in the one of rock’s most iconic album covers, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” The first one to email communications@anaheim.net with the mayor’s face correctly circled in the "Sgt. Pepper" cover wins!

The theme of the brunch will be “All You Need Is Love on Both Sides of the Atlantic” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the universally loved song.

Simultaneously, the radio show will be streamed live at Hilton Liverpool for “Dinner with the Beatles.” Hilton Liverpool’s culinary team will prepare American-style burgers and fries. Both Hilton Anaheim and Hilton Liverpool will be connected via Live Stream to bring the UK and U.S. together.

Show host Chris Carter will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album, released shortly before “All You Need Is Love.” Special guests include BBC Radio Merseyside’s Billy Butler and Wings guitarist Denny Lane.

Anaheim is a fitting city to host the special show. Since 2010, Mayor Tait has led a citywide initiative to make Anaheim a city of kindness. By encouraging selfless acts of kindness, Anaheim is building a stronger city with positive impact on everyday issues and better resiliency to face emergencies.

“It all starts with an idea,” Tait said. “Just as the Beatles inspired a generation with ‘All You Need is Love,’ we have inspired our students, residents and businesses to embrace kindness in their daily lives.”

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