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Beatles tribute group wants to create energy for their performance

Beatles tribute group wants to create energy for their performance

March 02
09:34 2017

Aaron Linkin and his musical friends prefer the name and energetic implications of “mania.”

“(Some) other bands slow it down,” Linkin said. “They do it very schticky. Like a comedy. We try to give the Beatles as they were on those (early) albums. Energy. That ‘live’ Beatles experience.”

So, though nominally linked with a slow-tempo John Lennon song from 1969, Linkin said the four guys in Come Together — a Sacramento-based Beatles tribute group — prefer the raw energy of the British group’s six-shows-a-night apprenticeship in Hamburg, Germany, and teen-scream gigs at the Cavern in their hometown of Liverpool, where Beatlemania began in 1960.

“For me, it’s just the chills,” said Linkin, 35, who sings and plays bass parts crafted by Paul McCartney, now 74. “The goosebumps. The first time you hear a (Beatles) song and it moves you to the core. It gives you the chills. Goosebumps.”

Because that’s often a cross-generational response to the music and spirit created by Lennon, McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr between 1960 and 1970, audiences experience similar reactions.

Linkin, the newest member of Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience — aka “Mania!” — and his friends plan to stir up such emotion Saturday during a two-hour show at Stockton’s Bob Hope Theatre. The 14-year-old group knows how to play “50 or 60” Beatles tunes.

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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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