Evening Standard/Getty ImagesThe Beatles' hometown of Liverpool, England, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the band's first single, "Love Me Do," with a series of special events during the first weekend in October. As part of the festivities, the city is hoping to get thousands of fans to participate in what it hopes will be a world-record-breaking sing-along of the classic tune.
The plus-size group performance will take place at Liverpool's Albert Dock on Friday, October 5 -- the exact day "Love Me Do" was released in 1962 -- and is being organized by the Fab Four-themed Beatles Story museum. The event will mark the launch the Love Me Do Weekend, which also will include a variety of musical performances, plus special food and drink offers at bars and restaurants throughout the city.
"This is a unique opportunity to mark the 50th anniversary of the recorded debut of the greatest group the world has ever seen," Beatles Story exec Jerry Goldman says of the sing-alog. "And no self-respecting Beatles fan will want to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of Beatle history."
Fans interested in participating in the attempt can register at LoveMeDoWeekend.com.
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