Fan Memories earns Grammy nomination
December 14, 2011
ASHVILLE, Tenn. -- "Fab Fan Memories - The Beatles Bond", a Beatles tribute CD produced and recorded in Nashville, Tenn., has received a Grammy nomination as one of five Grammy nominees in the "Best Spoken Word" category. Official Grammy balloting will begin Today, December 14.
The CD/audio book, features songs, stories, recollections and fond thoughts about The Beatles from celebrities and everyday fans. The project, which was recorded and mastered by Dennis Scott Productions, features narration by George Harrison's older sister, Louise Harrison, with performances by The Liverpool Legends of Branson, Mo., and The WannaBeatles of Nashville. "The recording helps tell The Beatles' story from the fans' perspective," said Louise, who recently appeared on several national TV programs to reflect on her brother's life. "I hope all who listen will recognize the love and sincerity." Released on Wanna Beats Records, "Fab Fan Memories" was produced by Scott and WannaBeatles band mates Bryan Cumming, David Toledo and Nathan Burbank. The Liverpool Legends, hand selected by Louise and led by Marty Scott, provide several Beatles covers. Heartfelt and amusing introspections are provided by fans, including special guests such as Nancy Lee Andrews, Janis Ian, Phil Keaggy, Melissa Manchester, Ken Mansfield, Alan Menken, Wesley Orbison, Bruce Spizer, Bill Swan, and Rod Davis of The Quarrymen. The WannaBeatles perform original Beatles-flavored songs on the CD. "Fab Fan Memories" was released in November, just in time for The Beatles' 50th anniversary. John, Paul, George and Ringo formed in 1962, making 2012 the "Year of The Beatles". The project, which is distributed by MDI, is available is available at Amazon and other music retailers. A portion of the proceeds will support Louise Harrison's newly formed organization, Help Keep Music Alive.http://www.thewannabeatles.com/http://www.fabfanmemories.com/