When John Lennon was assassinated in 1980, it pretty much put an end to the thought of a Beatles Reunion, and although the rest of the band got together in the 1990s for a anthology and to put out two new songs, it wasn't the same as what it would have been, had John still been alive. The Reunion Beatles Fantasy Tribute Band wants to take a look at what the Beatles would be like, if they were still together, and if they put together a reunion concert with their greatest hits and solo work.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will be holding a free show at 7 PM at the ALPLM's Union Square Park. People are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket, and enjoy an exciting evening of "what could have been." Food and drinks will also be available and free parking is available at 6th and Madison in Springfield.
Christina Shutt, executive director of the ALPLM, says she's excited to listen to some Beatles Music at Union Square Park. The band has won for its imagination and twist on the tribute concert. The concert includes music from during the height of Beatlemania to their solo work such as Band on the Run or Double Fantasy.
While the Beatles are a British band, they do have some Illinois history. Vee-Jay Records in Chicago was the original distributor of Beatles records in the US before Capitol Records took over. The Beatles were so sucessful that the label built a record pressing plant in Jacksonville, Illinois to help the surge of demand. George Harrison also visited Benton in 1963.
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