Blac Rabbit performs the inspirational piece for many steel orchestras - “Penny Lane” - at AES 147 in New York

New York, USA -  The group Blac Rabbit performed the Beatles’ classic “Penny Lane” at AES 147 in New York on October 18, 2019. They were part of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus exhibit at the AES show, and “Penny Lane” was just one of the multiple numbers from the Beatles’ catalog that the group showcased for the enjoyment of attendees.

This specific song, “Penny Lane” by The Beatles, is the one that (circa 1970) the late great arranger Clive Bradley heard showcased by Starlift Steel Orchestra, and arranged by Ray Holman, and Bradley had shared with When Steel Talks in an interview, that it convinced him that the steel orchestra was essentially a viable music force. Because of Starflift’s and Ray Holman’s work on the steel orchestra version of “Penny Lane” - Clive Bradley went on to become involved in Pan, and also thereafter at the subsequent urging of Dr. Roy Cape.

More on Blac Rabbit

 Blac Rabbit performs - “Penny Lane” - at AES 147 in New York - October 2019

 Listen to Starlift’s version of “Penny Lane” - circa 1970



Blac Rabbit performs “Penny Lane” at AES 147 in New York

AES 147 show attendees take in the performance of Blac Rabbit at the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus exhibit in New York
AES 147 show attendees take in the performance of Blac Rabbit at the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus exhibit in New York