"Yellow Submarine", Alton MO, “All We Need Is Love”, “Sergeant Pepper’s Lone Heart Club Band”, Beatlemania, Beatles, concert, Dennis Hobbs, Fab Four, festival, George Harrison, Liverpool Legends, Lou Harrison, magical Mystery Tour, Memory Lane, Penny Lane, Ravi Shankar, sitar, town square, variety, West Plains Civic Center, West Plains MO
Where to begin, First the Beatles Concert Friday, Sept. 12, at the West Plains Civic Center. . . . All the advertising couldn’t describe the talent the Liverpool Legends displayed Friday night.
The Fab 4 looked and sounded just as if they were the Beatles. When I closed my eyes, I began to feel 18 again.
The first act performed was the 1964 early Beatles music performed flawlessly.
The second act was about the “Yellow Submarine,” “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and the introduction of an Eastern musician by the name of Ravi Shankar playing an instrument called a sitar.
Yes it was definitely a magical Mystery Tour as a huge crowd of very satisfied audience stayed and waited for one more song (encore).
Conclusion for the night . . . “All We Need Is Love.”
George Harrison’s sister, Louise Harrison, signed autographs and books during intermission.
Day 2: The Beatles 50-year festival in Alton started off with great weather, a clear sky, mild breeze, and 65 to 70-degree temperatures. There were booths evenly spread around the town square and beyond with a large crowd of people that enjoyed the variety of foods, crafts, and music. The Beatlemania festival took us from Penny Lane and all day down Memory Lane. There was just so much to see.
This was a two-day event I will long remember.