This was the first time attending any type of show at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre at the Renaissance. Angela Spangler,the financial and inspirational backer of GNM was in town and joined Eddie to check out the Fab Four, Beatles tribute show.
Before the show MPAC general manager, Allen Sanders announced some of the great upcoming shows to the Centre and it was impressive.
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JT and Leanne of Mix103 fame also appeared onstage and had some great things to say about MPAC as well.
Here are some interesting pictures from the evening
Eddie runs into Kim Traff, publisher of RSVP magazine before the show
The FAB Foiur made the crowd work real hard for a tshirt-it was a nice one though
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The Yellow Submarine zipping over the stage
This “Ed Sullivan” sure looks familiar
Who is he really ?
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Here is a picture of a car in the parking deck that would have been real appropriate for our Beehive review
Updated 22 Sept 2009
Copy of original review submitted to RSVP
Ed Sullivan welcomed us to his “really big shew” at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre and introduced the FAB4
Coming out in suits and opening with I Wanna Hold Your Hand and Please Please Me they recreated music that spearheaded the British Invasion of the 60′s
The use of original graphics and period news reels displayed on a big screen behind the band added big time visuals and excitement to the show.
After finishing chartoppers I Saw Her Standing There and Twist and Shout most of the ensemble went backstage leaving Ardy Saraff to display his mastery of McCartney by performing Yesterday in perfect sync with a vintage Paul McCartney video.
Instead of an intermission, Jerry Hobin- Ed Sullivan in Pulp Fiction, came back and cracked joke after joke that kept the audience laughing in stiches.
He announced several upcoming guests that included a male flamenco dance team from Spain called the “Cavorting Cahonies” and apologized that the twins from Tennessee couldn’t make it as Dolly Parton was feeling ill.
Attired in lavish outfits reminiscent of Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band the FAB4 reappeared to jam some more.
Like George Harrison, Michael Amador rocked and plucked the lead guitar while Ron Sandoval mimicked the drumstrokes of Ringo Starr to perfection.
The hippie and trippy Strawberry Fields was a crowd favorite while everyone wanted to ride in a Yellow Submarine that streamed across the stage. After taking much good natured ribbing throughout the evening Ringo deservedly got some spotlight love with a Little Help From My Friends.
Ron Mcneil recollected the tragic and senseless death of peace advocate John Lennon then sang a stirring version of Imagine that left a lump in this reviewers throat and brought tears to the eyes of several audience members.
These blokes looked liked, talked like and sounded like the Beatles so much so that Paul Stanley of Kiss recently said “we sat in the audience and our jaws dropped…and its pretty difficult to have our jaws drop”
The show ended with Revolution and an extended version of Hey Jude that had everyone standing and singing improvised versions of the title.