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John Lennon's sister to appear with tribute band in Benton

  • The Mersey Beatles, a Liverpool-born Beatles tribute band, will perform in Benton in October.

    The Mersey Beatles, a Liverpool-born Beatles tribute band, will perform in Benton in October.
    Courtesy of Anne Stansel

 
Benton News
updated: 8/14/2019 2:36 PM

The Mersey Beatles, a Liverpool-born Beatles tribute band and the house band for over a decade at the world-famous Cavern Club, will perform Oct. 11 at Benton Civic Center.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Abbey Road," the band will play the entire album live followed by a set of greatest hits.

Julia Baird, John Lennon's sister and the director of the Cavern Club, will be in attendance selling and signing copies of her book "Imagine This: Growing Up with My Brother John Lennon" at the general merchandise table before, during and after the show.

"The Mersey Beatles have been playing the Cavern Club for over 15 years and are one of the best you will see," Baird said.

The Mersey Beatles are no ordinary tribute band. They are the official Beatles tribute band representing the city of Liverpool, and from 2002 to 2012 they were the resident tribute band at The Cavern Club, the nightclub in Liverpool, England, where The Beatles perfected their act before launching a global rock music revolution in the 1960s.

Since 1999, the band has played sell-out shows in more than 20 countries, recreating the Beatles' most popular hits. The show spans the Fab Four's entire catalogue with four costume changes and authentic Liverpool accents, wit and charm. The Mersey Beatles recreate the Beatles' sound and image with amazing accuracy using replica Hofner, Rickenbacker and Gretsch guitars and VOX and Ludwig gear.

To purchase tickets, visit bentonciviccenter.com/events.