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Tickets are now on sale online for the year's most highly-anticipated fan
event: "BEATexpo 2010." November 27 and 28th 2010.
Celebrate the music of The Beatles and 60's pop music at Liverpool
Productions’ "BEATexpo 2010," a convention for fans on Saturday, November 27 and
Sunday, November 28th, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Downtown Stamford, 700 E.
Main Street in Stamford, Connecticut. Join fans from NY, NJ, New England and
"across the universe" After a 12 year hiatus, the convention returned to Connecticut last year
where it was such a resounding success that it is back again in 2010 with a
great line-up of very special guests of honor and speakers, concerts by
tribute bands, a rock & roll flea market/memorabilia marketplace; rare video
shows and feature-length films; special exhibits and displays; art galleries
and many other features, events and attractions.
In the 80’s and 90’s, Liverpool Productions’ shows were the first (and,
in some cases, only) U.S. conventions to host such Special Guests as
original drummer Pete Best, John’s first wife Cynthia Lennon, John’s sister Julia
Baird, “Love Me Do” drummer Andy White, “A Hard Day’s Night” actor Norm
Rossington, Brian Matthews and Bernie Andrews, Joey Molland of Badfinger,
early Beatles promoter Sam Leach, Woodstock legend and George Harrison’s
friend Richie Havens, Davy Jones and Peter Tork of The Monkees, Beatles
bodyguard Horst Fascher, Liverpool’s Billy J. Kramer, Hamburg’s Tony Sheridan,
Lennon associate May Pang and many others. This year, once again there are
some guests appearing who have never been to a convention before.
Special guests of honor at BEATexpo include:
~TOMMY ROE Tommy Roe played on the same bill as The Beatles and he is
coming out of retirement to join us at BEATexpo. This isn't only his first
BEATexpo -- it's the first convention he's appeared at -- ever! The
international hit-maker wrote or co-wrote and recorded six Top 10 hits between
1962-69, more than any other single artist/songwriter during this period of the
sixties. Four were certified gold records. Two of his hits, "Sheila" and
"Dizzy," topped the Billboard chart at #1. "Sweet Pea," "Hooray for Hazel" and
"Jam Up & Jelly Tight" were his other pop rock classics.
On March 9, 1963, The Beatles began their first British tour opening for
Tommy Roe (and Chris Montez). In that month, they played 21 dates throughout
England, including a showcase concert at Liverpool's Empire Theater. Tommy
is coming out of retirement to make this very rare appearance to meet
fans, talk onstage, sign autographs and play a few songs.
~DENNY LAINE Originally with the Moody Blues (“Go Now”), Denny Laine is
beloved by fans as the longest member of WINGS along with Paul and Linda
McCartney. He co-founded the band in 1971 and stayed with Paul for 10 years,
along the way co-writing one of the largest-selling singles of all time, “
Mull of Kintyre.” Albums included “Red Rose Speedway,” “Band on The Run,” “
Venus And Mars,” “Wings at the Speed of Sound,” “Wings Over America,” “
London Town” and “Back to the Egg.” Denny was scheduled to make his
first-ever convention guest appearance in Trumbull, CT back in the mid-80’s and
couldn’t get into the U.S. at the time, but his ex-wife, Jo-Jo, and his
children Laine and Heidi attended. After several convention appearances in
Liverpool and at such shows at ROCK CON, it is an honor to have Denny finally
make his first Connecticut convention appearance where he will meet fans,
talk onstage, sign autographs and play a few songs.
~RICHARD LANGHAM Richard Langham was the Second Engineer at EMI/Abbey Road
Studios where he worked with The Beatles on their “Please Please Me’
album, the “From Me To You” single sessions and so many more. All the way from
his home base in London, we are delighted to have Richard join us for his
first-ever convention appearance - anywhere! He is looking forward to
telling stories and reminiscing about The Beatles’ early EMI recordings, meet
fans and sign autographs.
~CARLOS ALOMAR Carlos Alomar is the guitar virtuoso who co-wrote "Fame"
with John Lennon and David Bowie. He has performed or recorded with Paul
McCartney, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, Chuck Berry, James Brown and others. In all,
Alomar has played on a total of 32 gold and platinum albums, including
John's "Double Fantasy" and Paul's "Press to Play." This is his first-ever
appearance at a convention for Beatles fans, and he will meet fans, talk
onstage, sign autographs and hopefully jam on a few songs.
~JULIE GRANT Julie Grant is a special addition to BEATexpo, and this is
her first-ever convention appearance ever! Julie was signed to Pye Records
in England and toured with many stars of the time including The Beatles,
Rolling Stones, Animals, Searchers and Yardbirds. Julie also appeared on "Top
of The Pops," "Ready Steady Go" and “Thank Your Lucky Stars.” She released
15 singles, 5 of which made the top 20.
Julie befriended the Beatles in 1963 and became a back-stage staple and
part of their inner circle. Julie was a guest at countless Beatles shows and
has endless stories to tell, including the performance where Julie watched
the lads from behind the scenes accompanied by Paul's Dad. Julie dated Mike
Pinder of The Searchers and they double-dated with Paul when he was
together with Jane Asher. She was close friends with The Beatles, but because she
was managed by The Rolling Stones' manager at the time, professionally
Julie was to the Stones as Cilla Black was to The Beatles. She will tell
stories of The Beatles’ earliest years, meet fans and sign autographs.
~SID BERNSTEIN Sid is the legendary promoter who worked with Beatles'
manager Brian Epstein to bring The Beatles to America. He produced their
historic 1964 Carnegie Hall concert and both their 1965 and 1966 Shea Stadium
shows, the first stadium concerts in history. He imported the British Invasion
to the shores of New York City and helped build the dreams of The Beatles,
Rolling Stones, Herman's Hermits, the Moody Blues, the Kinks, James Brown,
Ray Charles, John Denver, Joan Baez, Miles Davis, the Rascals, Frank
Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, ABBA, Aretha Franklin,
Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and the list goes on and on. He is always happy
to meet fans and sign autographs.
~GARY VAN SCYOC (ELEPHANTS MEMORY) Gary’s professional performances,
experience & knowledge of the music/recording industry has continued for over
forty years. His concert and recording credits include such notable artists as
John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Mick Jagger, Stevie
Wonder, Jerry Garcia, Neil Sedaka, Keith Moon, Paul Simon and others. He is
featured in John Lennon’s “Live in NYC,” and TV performances with John include
the Mike Douglas show and the Dick Cavett show as bassist for John’s 70’s
NYC band, Elephants Memory. He will talk about his time with John, meet
fans and sign autographs.
~DENNIS FERRANTE Grammy award winning recording engineer returns to
BEATexpo to talk about his years of producing and engineering John Lennon's
albums from "Imagine" thru "Rock n Roll." Ferrante worked closely with Lennon
throughout the '70s on such classic albums as "Imagine," "Some Time in New
York City," "Mind Games," "Walls and Bridges," and "Rock 'N' Roll." He will
meet fans, answer any questions and sign autographs.
~JUMA SULTAN Juma Sultan was Jimi Hendrix' percussionist (Juma played at
one of the most historic concerts in history, Woodstock!). Hendrix was the
1st artist to cover "Sgt. Pepper" live onstage, which blew away The Beatles.
It's Jimi's birthday on 11-27-42, so the timing couldn’t be better for Juma’
s first BEATexpo appearance. He will be more than happy to meet fans and
sign autographs, and perhaps play some bongos.
~LADA EDMUND The lovely Lada is the famed 60's Hullabaloo TV "Caged Go-Go
Dancer."She was a pop sensation and recording artist who posed in photos
with The Beatles and sang on the bill for Murray The K's show at the Brooklyn
Fox Theatre. She will be on hand to talk about the sensational 60s, meet
fans and sign autographs, including a great shot of her with The Beatles.
Special Guest authors include JUDE KESSLER, who penned the historical
fiction book “Should Been There” and the brand-new “Shivering Inside;” DAVID
BEDFORD, author of the great Beatles book on Liverpool called “Liddypool,”
and fellow Liverpudlian KEVIN ROACH, author of “The McCartneys: In The
Town Where They Were Born.”
There will be a video room where rare films and footage will be screened,
including a new feature-length film on John Lennon making its New England
premiere, “Let Him Be.” There will be a mammoth marketplace filled with
dealers/vendors/exhibitors selling-buying-trading everything a collector or
fans could imagine.
Performing both on Saturday night and Sunday as official convention band
will be the New York Beatles tribute group“The MerseyBeat,” making their
first-ever BEATexpo concert appearance. Also performing a set of Beatles music
will be the team of Ian Lloyd and John Ford. Ian Lloyd was the lead singer
of The Stories ("Brother Louie") and John Ford of The Strawbs. who lived
at - and recorded at - John Lennon's Tittenhurst Park for two years.
"Ticket to Ride" All-Day Passes for Sunday, November 29 (Noon-8pm) are
only $15.75 in advance or $20.00 at the door (if the event isn't sold out in
advance). There is an early-bird V.I.P. admission which gets fans and
collectors in at 11am for first crack at the vendors ($30.00), and they may stay
on all day. There will also be a Special Pre-Show Concert Event on
Saturday, November 28, 2010 at 8pm with special guests, bands and attractions.
Tickets $15.75 in advance or $20 at the door (if not sold out in advance). .
Advance tickets available online www.toursandevents.com/BEATexpo
It is this Special Pre-Show
Concert Event where Tommy Roe and some of the other special guests will be
performing live on stage in the ballroom.
Parking for this event will be free at the Holiday Inn Downtown Stamford,
700 E. Main Street in Stamford, Connecticut and a special $84 per night “
BEATexpo” convention rate is being offered until November 1st.
For updates and further information, call (203) 795-4737. You may also