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Celebrate Beatles’ anniversary with special events in La Orotava 

La Orotava is to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Beatles’ visit to Tenerife.

Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr enjoyed the first holiday of their personal lives on the island between April 29th and on May 9th, 1963 after recording their first LP Please, Please Me.

They were accompanied by their close friends, the Germans Astrid Kirchherr and Klaus Voormann.

The Mayor of La Orotava, Francisco Linares and the historian Nicolás González Lemus presented the programme of events commemorating this anniversary, which will take place between April and May.

On April 20th, there will be the opening of the exhibition The Beatles in Tenerife, which will show photo-graphs, vinyl, objects, paintings and original drawings. This exhibition, by José Javier Hernández, will remain until May 20th at the Casa de Cultura San Agustín, from 9am to 9pm, Monday through to Friday.

On Saturday April 21th, there will be a Beatles’ concert in the courtyard of the aforementioned House of Culture, from 8pm, by the group Alma de Goma. Admission will be free but the first 100 attendees will be entered into a raffle for ‘The Beatles in Spain’ containing DVD, two CDs, a book and eight exclusive photographs of the Beatles in Spain.

The town hall will host on May 4th, from 8pm, a round table on ‘The Beatles in Tenerife and its footprint’, and will feature Mayor Francisco Linares; Antonio Reyes, Santiago Ríos, Martín Rivero, José Javier Hernández and Nicolás González Lemus.

This same space hosts on May 7th, at 8pm, the screening of the documentary ¡Qué los Beatles a España! (1965) by the author Magi Crusells.

On May 17th, the comic ‘Las vacations de los Beatles en Canarias’ is presented, with texts by Nicolás González Lemus and illustrations by Roberto Rodríguez. It will also be presented in the plenary hall of the City Council of La Orotava, at 8pm.