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The Fest For Beatles Fans bringing Fab Four mania to Jersey City |

The Fest For Beatles Fans bringing Fab Four mania to Jersey City |

March 01
08:32 2017

Paul and Ringo might be otherwise engaged, but it seems like pretty much everybody else who’s ever been associated with the Beatles will be at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jersey City this weekend for The Fest For Beatles Fans 2017.This will be the forty-third year that New Jersey resident and lifelong Beatles fan Mark Lapidos has organized this convention, and with the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as its theme, this year’s festival – which runs from March 3 through March 5 – looks to be one of the grandest ever, with a jam-packed schedule of live music, panel discussions, film screenings, and guest stars who rubbed shoulders with the Beatles.”We have the 50th anniversary of the greatest and most famous rock ‘n’ roll record ever made,” enthused Lapidos. “What could be more exciting than that? This is a world that most fans have never seen before. It’s a reunion of Beatles fans and the people who knew and worked with the Beatles. It’s like a Beatles Thanksgiving.”MARK & RINGO.JPGRingo won’t be there but organizer Mark Lapidos (l.) is still looking forward to the Fest For Beatles Fans on March 3-5. This year’s festival lineup presents 16 musicians who either recorded or performed with a Beatle or two, said Lapidos, including Beatles sideman Klaus Voormann, former members of Paul McCartney’s Wings, and two musicians who played in John Lennon’s Elephant’s Memory Band at his ‘One On One’ concert at Madison Square Garden.Other former Beatles side men and collaborators who will either be speaking or performing at the convention include George Harrison’s sister, author Louise Harrison; Joey Molland of Badfinger (the first band signed to the Beatles’ Apple Records;) Billy Kinsley of the Merseybeats (who shared bills with the Beatles at Liverpool’s Cavern Club;) and Mark Hudson (Ringo’s producer for over 10 years.)

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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