My presentation Friday night at the Rockford Public Library was followed by a performance by the tribute band Meet the Beatles, albeit by just John and George (Paul and Ringo couldn't make it for whatever reason).
To be perfectly honest, their set started off slowly. Granted, of course, they were missing half their band! But eventually things clicked and they put on a really good show, delivering especially inspired renditions of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"and "I Am The Walrus". They closed with "Twist and Shout", blending it seamlessly with "La Bamba", which incorporates the same chords. Overall, it was a good show - one of the best tribute bands I've seen. I look forward to seeing them again at Abbey Road on the River later this month.
Today being Mothers' Day, is an off day for me, but the tour will pick up where it left off tomorrow in West Allis, Wisconsin:
Monday, 9 May 2016, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
West Allis Public Library, 7421 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI
The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.