Lincoln Theater hosts Beatles/McCartney marathon

2011-06-01T17:28:00Z 2011-06-02T09:51:10Z Lincoln Theater hosts Beatles/McCartney marathon Napa Valley Register
June 01, 2011 5:28 pm

The Lincoln Theater, in conjunction with Beatles Radio, hosts a musical extravaganza celebrating the life and 69th birthday of Paul McCartney on June 18.

The event begins outside the theater with local entertainers, including students from the Napa School of Music, performing at 1 and 3 p.m. 

Beatles’ materials, food and beverages will be available.

Inside the theater, all-day festivities feature a musical journey ranging from the Fête and Cavern days (pre-Beatles Lennon & McCartney) to a recreation of the Abbey Road Studios Rooftop performance, the last live performance  by the Fab Four. 

The program concludes with a tribute to McCartney’s post-Beatles solo work. 

The professional tribute performers for Beatles Radio Fest 2011 include The Cryers, The Sun Kings, The Return and Macca. 

The party will move inside the theater at 2 p.m. with a performance of Lennon & McCartney’s pre-Beatles material by:

• The Cryers, who have toured on their own, and performed with Denny Laine, founder of the Moody Blues and an original member of Wings; 

• Terry Sylvester, formerly of The Hollies;

• Ian Mitchell of The Bay City Rollers;

• Jefferson Starship; 

• Gary Lewis and the Playboys and The Coasters. 

The Sun Kings take the stage at 4 p.m., performing a song from every Beatles’ album and two from “Abbey Road.”

“Beatlemania” continues with The Return performing middle- and late-period Beatles’ repertoire from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The Return perform all the great songs of the original four, and also sport the same suits, boots, mop-tops, musical instruments and gear. 

Concluding the event is Macca from The Macca Band UK. 

Paul McCartney look-a-like Neil Tudor first heard a member of an audience shout “Macca!” (McCartney’s nickname in the UK and Europe) at a Liverpool gig in 1997, but it took him several years to realize the career potential of having a “McCartney face.” 

When he sent a picture of himself to a leading London look-a-like agency he was immediately booked to appear in a television commercial and has subsequently appeared on major UK and European television channels in advertising campaigns. McCartney chose him to work as his “double” on the music video for the hit song “Dance Tonight” in 2007.  

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  1. Bauhausfan
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    Bauhausfan - June 03, 2011 11:50 am
    Just saw the film Nowhere Boy last weekend. It is about John Lennon's teen years just before and after he met McCartney and reunited with his mother. It is excellent. After watching it you could watch the film Backbeat which is about the Beatles in Hamburg and centers on Lennon's relationship with Stu Sutcliffe and Stu's relationship with Astrid Kircherr his German girlfriend.

    They would make a great double feature.
  2. annalee
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    annalee - June 03, 2011 12:52 pm
    So much excitement about The Beatles these days. LOVE-the Cirque show celebrating 5 years in Vegas. The movie Nowhere Boy. The documentary Lennon NYC. The Beatles on iTunes. I am hooked.

    I found BeatlesRadio.com online after the Beatlemania and the Yellow Submarine took over my son's preschool classroom. We then just had to attended Beatles Fest West after hearing about it on BeatlesRadio and on other local radio stations.

    I am SO looking forward to this all day festival at the Lincoln in Yountville. What a grand location and this looks to be another very fun event for the whole family!
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