Bruce will be attending Fest For Beatles Fans, at the amazing new TWA Hotel at JFK Airport, recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in America and 50 years of the FEST at the exact place where The Beatles landed on Feb 7, 1964! The Beatles are truly endlessly fab!
As usual, he will have a vendor table with his latest books.
LAURENCE JUBER joined Wings as lead guitarist the same time Steve Holley joined. They were both brought into the band by Denny Laine.
GREGG BISSONETTE is one of the most versatile drummers in the business. Since 2008, Gregg has had the “honor and thrill” of performing in the All Starr Band with his drumming hero Ringo Starr at concerts around the world. Gregg will be jamming with Liverpool and talking about his experiences being on tour with Ringo.
BILLY J. KRAMER is a living legend from the British Invasion of 1964 led by The Beatles, of course. It is always an honor to have Billy join us at THE FEST.
CHRIS O’DELL is the former Apple secretary and one of rock’s first female tour managers. She was in the studio when the Beatles recorded The White Album, Abbey Road, and Let It Be, and sang in the chorus of the final cut for “Hey Jude.” Chris worked at Apple Records and was at the historic Rooftop Concert on Jan. 30, 1969.
JENNY BOYD is Pattie’s sister and together, they were the darlings of the fashion world in the swinging mid 1960s London. Being George Harrison’s sister-in-law opened up the world’s doors. Jenny worked at the Apple Boutique, was a top model in high demand and it gave her access to the music scene as well.
GARY EVANS is Mal Evans’ son. Gary released this statement when announcing the book about his dad that he worked on with Ken Womack:
“My dad meant the world to me. He was my hero. Before Ken joined the project, I thought I knew the story of my dad. But what I knew was in monochrome; 15 months later it is like The Wizard Of Oz (dad’s favorite film) because Ken has added so much color, so much light to his story. Ken has shown me that dad was the Beatles’ greatest friend. He was lucky to meet them, but they had more good fortune with dad walking down the Cavern steps for the first time.”
Now, the book is here. Gary will be on hand to discuss it and his dad, who has such a prominent place in Beatles history.
MARK RIVERA has worked as Ringo’s musical director, Billy Joel’s horn player and one of the top sax players in the business.
STEVE HOLLEY joined Wings around the same time as Laurence Juber, and has been to many Fests over the years.
FREDA KELLY worked for the Beatles from 1962 to 1972, and was president of their fan club. In the early years, Kelly worked with Brian Epstein. Freda’s life was the subject of the fantastic 2013 documentary Good Ol’ Freda.
TONY BRAMWELL grew up in Liverpool with the Beatles. He worked for Brian Epstein at NEMS and then for the Beatles at Apple.
ANGIE & RUTH MCCARTNEY: Ruth, originally a British musician, and the stepsister of Paul McCartney, is now an internet, digital and new media entrepreneur. Known around the world as Paul’s stepmother, Angie married Jim McCartney in 1964.
GARY BURR is a prolific songwriter who has written/co-written songs for artists such as Ringo Starr, Garth Brooks, Joey Molland, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Cocker, Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Antebellum, and Tim McGraw.
LIVERPOOL featuring Drew Hill, John Merjave, Glen Burtnik, and Chris Camilleri, is the World’s finest Beatles tribute band. Their amazing concerts highlight every FEST, including the last hour of the concert when they bring up all the musical legends of their time to perform their hits live on our stage.
THE WEEKLINGS are America’s most unique celebration of the music and muse of The Beatles, features former members of Styx, Dave Mason, the original Beatlemania on Broadway, Jon Bon Jovi & The Kings of Suburbia, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg’s Jukebox and Fest house band Liverpool.
BLAC RABBIT is a psychedelic rock band from Rockaway Beach NYC formed by twin brothers Rahiem and Amiri Taylor. They grew to prominence in the Beatles world by going viral with their uncanny soundalike Beatles covers, busking in the subway, and it even landed them on the Ellen Show!
BLACK TIES will be opening for Liverpool on Friday night, helping to bring the Fest back with a bang as we spice up the Friday night dance party with more live music. The group will be rocking out to Cavern and Hamburg-era Beatles tunes.
JEFF SLATE’S WEEKEND WILBURYS celebrating every Beatle fan’s favorite supergroup. As well as being a Fest alum – Jeff’s set of Back to the Egg classics with Steve Holley and Laurence Juber and recreation of the One to One concert with members of Elephants Memory at past Fests were fan favorites – Jeff has worked with Pete Townshend, performed with Roger McGuinn and Jeff Tweedy, and toured with Sheryl Crow.
JESSE KINCH is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Long Island, New York. Jesse’s music and lyrics are based on themes that all generations can relate to. His high energy concert performances have left audiences in awe.
CELLOPHANE FLOWERS, featuring Jeff Lake, has been gracing the Fest stages since 2015. A guitar, voice, violins, viola, and cello take us on a classical journey through a set of Beatles songs that will blow away all in attendance.