Celebrating The Beatles

Not just a group of four guys singing Beatles songs, The Fab Four has turned the tribute band concept into an art form of its own, complete with a PBS special.

Although The Beatles ceased performing in public after the lads’ famed concert atop London’s Apple Corps building in 1969, fans just can’t get enough of the moptops who set the world on fire almost five decades ago.

Enter The Fab Four, a show that covers all the famous phases of The Beatles’ music, from the “Love Me Do” days when the group debuted in America via “The Ed Sullivan Show” to the latter years exemplified by such classic hits as “Hey Jude,” “Come Together” and “Let It Be.”

Speaking of Sullivan, the former theatre columnist turned variety show host is represented in The Fab Four’s shows as well, with top-notch impersonators giving their renditions of what Sullivan so famously did back in the 1960s – introduce The Beatles.

What keeps The Fab Four fabulous? A touring cast featuring multiple musicians for one thing, with three artists taking on each of the four roles, making it possible to play multiple dates all over the world with each show featuring four young men rocking like the real deal.

The Fab Four also have a PBS special. Titled, appropriately enough, “The Fab Four – the Ultimate Beatles Tribute,” the 60 minute program filmed at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., will begin airing on PBS affiliates in June.

Meanwhile, you can relive the days when The Beatles ruled the music world. Upcoming appearances include a multi-date run at Milwaukee’s Northern Lights Theater June 5-9; Santa Ynez, Calif., at Chumash Casino June 14; Hampton Beach, N.H., at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom July 19; Cohasset, Mass., at the South Shore Music Circus July 21 and Costa Mesa, Calif, at the Pacific Amphitheatre Aug. 4 during the OC Fair.

But we’re just brushing the surface when it comes to The Fab Four. For more information, click here for the show’s website.