40 years ago The Beatles took to the roof of Apple's HQ to play their last ever performance together. Four decades later their legacy still continues and bands across the globe still hold them as one of the main influences in their musical careers.
30th January 2009, 1pm will see forty years to date since this momentous occasion and it's not going to go unmissed. Some Velvet Morning will be one of the first bands to play on a roof top in central London in the last 20 years not to mention being the first group ever to play on top of the PRS building.
After playing to thousands at sold out shows in Thailand and being mobbed in Russia and the USA, Some Velvet Morning have a strong links to The Beatles. As a graduate from LIPA, drummer Rob Flanagan along with singer and bassist Des and Gavin Lambert recently returned to Paul McCartney's Uni to hold a master class (like Sir Paul) in relation to the changing environment of the music business and music rights.
The connection doesn't end there; Some Velvet Morning wrote their first songs on John Lennon's piano, cut their first demos at George Martin's AIR studios and were signed by Vicki Wickham, who put The Beatles on television.
Some Velvet Morning manager James Wilkinson is very enthusiastic about the event, which will be filmed for a forthcoming documentary. He said, "This is a unique opportunity for Some Velvet Morning to increase an awareness of music rights and the role copyright plays within the Music Industry as part of The Music Rights Road Show".
Being proud of the British musical heritage, Some Velvet Moring are at the forefront of moving forwards in making a name for themselves in a very different music business to the 1960s/1970s - the real hey day of physical sales; embarking on a tour of roof tops and universities.
Some Velvet Morning are holding lectures and master classes across the UK in showing the practical element to making money from being musicians, educating students in the ways that a band can earn a living from film and TV synchronisation, live performance and showing the next generation the importance of the work of the PRS For Music and UK Music Rights.