Sir Paul McCartney has sent written greetings and thanks to Beatles fans in Toronto and to the organizers of the Toronto Beatles Celebration to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Theater at Exhibition Place in Toronto on September 16-17. Sir Paul wrote:
Dear Beatles Fans,
I would like to welcome you to the inaugural Toronto Beatles Celebration,
celebrating the 40th anniversary of our last Beatles concert in Toronto. I
wish I could be there celebrating the legacy of the Beatles with you. Thank
you for all your love and support.
The Celebration's spokesperson, David Goyette, said:
"We were stunned and touched by Paul's wonderful letter. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that Mr. McCartney has publicly recognized a Beatle convention. It is also the first time that a convention like ours has decided to help raise and donate funds to the landmines cause."
The final Toronto Beatles concert was held forty years ago on August 17, 1966. The letter can be viewed at www.torontobeatlescelebration.com.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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