June 1, 1967, The Beatles’ released the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album, recorded at Abbey Road, gave us iconic songs like Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, With a Little Help From my Friends, and When I’m Sixty-Four. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band charted on Billboard for 175 weeks and sold over three million copies worldwide.
If that’s not worth celebrating, we don’t know what is.
In a tribute presented by Artscape on Friday, June 9, Jeff Scott & the Buddy Ray Vons played the entire album for nearly 200 fans of all generations at Artscape Sandbox, proving that Beatlemania never really went out of style.
Check out more photos from the party on our Facebook page!
It’s hard to believe it’s only been four months since Daniels Spectrum opened its doors as the new cultural hub in Regent Park. People from all over the city have flocked to the building for art exhibitions, film screenings, concerts, dance and poetry festivals, fundraisers, meetings, speaker series, conferences and private events. It seems like there’s always something going on!
We’ve put together a collection of some of the most popular events from Daniels Spectrum’s opening season. Check out photos, recaps and reviews from events like the Manifesto Festival, Ideas Worth Rhyming, Flash Forward, World Food Day and the Toronto Urban Dance Symposium and see which notable music and film personalities have stopped by to visit!
On Thursday, May 2, Koffler Rocks brought the legendary Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive to Artscape Wychwood Barns. The sold-out gala was in support of The Koffler Centre of the Arts, a broad-based Jewish cultural institution. Canadian indie rockers The Sadies and R&B singer Melanie Fiona also performed. See photos from the event on the Koffler Centre’s Facebook page or on Best of Toronto.