Meaford’s Scarecrow Invasion Honors A Special Moment In Music History
The scarecrows have invaded Meaford again. This year’s theme is “Music” and Kerry’s Computers and Music (Meaford’s only “music” store) made their contribution extra-special … a tribute to a moment in music history.
On January 30, 1969, The Beatles held their very last live performance, together, on the roof top of Apple Corps at 3 Savile Row, London England. Carting their equipment up to the top of the building, the concert was entirely impromptu and unannounced, and attracted a crowd of lunch-time spectators who enjoyed the 42-minute set. The local police, concerned about the noise and traffic disturbance, shut them down. This day marked the end of an era for many music fans; although they did record their album “Abbey Road”, The Beatles had pretty much called it quits by September of the same year.
Kerry’s life-sized scarecrows are dressed as authentically as possible, but the display holds the hand-made, grassroots, flavor that also shows off the creativity, and ingenuity, that Meaford brings to its invasion each year. A monitor, in the window of Kerry’s store, shows a loop of photos of the concert; a poster of John Lennon’s “Imagine” lyrics, and a Time Magazine with George Harrison’s front photo lay in remembrance of the two members who are gone.
… and if you’re wondering why George was wearing a red shirt with sea-foam green pants … it was the 60’s. ‘nuff said.
Celebrating 23+ Years in Computers and 10+ Years in Music too
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