25 May — 16 June 2017

Liverpool choirs celebrate When I’m 64

Sixty-Four choirs located around Merseyside performed together in a special Beatles tribute at 10.30am on Thursday 8 June.

Choirs at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, in supermarkets, in schools and in flash mobs on the streets joined together to sing When I’m Sixty-Four as part of Liverpool’s Sgt Pepper at 50 celebrations.

Thousands took part, and one of the biggest gatherings took place on Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage waterfront, when hundreds of people gathered near the statue of the Beatles to perform the track at 10.30am prompt.

Organised by BBC Radio Merseyside in partnership with the Sgt Pepper team, the track was broadcast live on the station that morning, for those unable to attend in person.  Listeners were encouraged to take part and are asked to post a video of themselves singing on Radio Merseyside’s Facebook page.