Log In

Reset Password

All you need is Bermuda!

A chorus of local vocalists raised the rafters at the Masterworks Museum singing a tribute to John Lennon.

A 30-strong group of singers, including some well-known faces, performed the Beatles song ‘All You Need is Love’ for a new video by Lucinda Spurling of Afflare Films.

The track will be on a Double Fantasy tribute CD of Lennon/Beatles songs sung by Bermudian and Bermuda-linked artists to tie in with the unveiling of the Double Fantasy sculpture in the Botanical Gardens on June 21 and a music concert to mark the event.

Ms Spurling is filming a documentary about the celebration.

The singing at the museum, which is located in the Botanical Gardens, was conducted and directed by Felix Tod, husband of Bermudian singer Heather Nova.

Among the famous faces to drop in were Government MPs Wayne Furbert and Glenn Blakeney and local singers Will Black and Gavin Smith.

Tony Brannon, organiser of the Lennon tribute events, explained there was an open casting call for singers on Facebook. Others showed up from the Chewstick arts organisation.

“We’ve got politicians, business people, people from Chewstick. They’re sounding fantastic, singing their hearts out,” said Mr Brannon.

“It’s a really good atmosphere.”

The sculpture is to commemorate Lennon’s two months in Bermuda in summer 1980 when he wrote his last album ‘Double Fantasy,’ titled after a flower he came across in the Botanical Gardens.

Meanwhile British singer-songwriter Judie Tzuke has confirmed she will also be singing at the Lennon tribute on June 21.

She is best known for her 1979 hit son ‘Stay With Me Til Dawn’ when she was signed to Elton John’s label Rocket Records. She has recorded a version of John Lennon’s song ‘Love’ for the tribute.

Photo by Akil Simmons Singer Gita Blakeney was part of the chorus singing the John Lennon - Paul McCartney song 'All You Need Is Love' at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art yesterday.The song was first performed by the Beatles on Our World, the first live global television link in 1967.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published March 05, 2012 at 8:58 am (Updated March 05, 2012 at 8:57 am)

All you need is Bermuda!

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon