It Was Fifty Years Ago Today - Tour 2019
A Tribute to The Beatles White Album
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Garde Arts Center
An all-star band including Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Jason Scheff (Chicago) and Joey Molland (Badfinger) pays tribute to The Beatles White Album with a special 50th Anniversary show, performing their greatest hits along with songs from The Beatles' White Album! Musical Director: Joey Curatolo (the musical director of RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles).
Venerated as one of the greatest albums of all time, The Beatles’ ninth album "The White Album", released in November 1968, reached No. 1 on the charts in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The double album's 30 tunes include such classics as “Back in the USSR”, “While My Guitar Gently Sleeps”, “Blackbird” “Rocky Raccoon” “Julia”, “Helter Skelter,” and “Birthday.”
Todd Rundgren catapulted into fame as “Rock's New Wunderkind.” with 1972's seminal “Something / Anything?” It was followed by such landmark LPs as “A Wizard, A True Star” and “The Hermit of Mink Hollow,” as well as such hit singles as “I Saw The Light, “Hello It's Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends,” and “Bang The Drum.”
Singer/ Songwriter Christopher Cross won five Grammy Awards for his eponymous debut album released in 1979. The singles “Sailing” (1980), and “Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)” peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. “Sailing” earned three Grammys in 1981, while “Arthur's Theme” won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1981.
Micky Dolenz is best known as a vocalist and drummer of the 1960s pop legends The Monkees. Their first four albums all reached the number-one position on the charts and launched three number- one singles: “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I'm a Believer” (both with lead vocals by Micky), and “Daydream Believer.”. Micky has also released several critically acclaimed solo albums.
Jason Scheff is the longtime tenor lead vocalist of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted super group Chicago. His songwriting, vocals, and musicianship helped create the most successful recording era of Chicago, the 1980s and 1990s.
Joey Molland, is an English composer and rock guitarist best known as the guitarist, singer and songwriter of classic rock legends Badfinger, the first group signed by the Beatles' Apple label. Their hits include “Without You”, “Come and Get It” “Day After Day”. Molland is the last surviving member.