Whether you like the early or Sgt. Pepper Beatles, mop top haircuts or psychedelic shags, all will make appearances on Friday, Dec. 4, when the Silver Beatles Tribute Band plays the Rustic Theatre. “It’s a way to bring the community together and find out what they like,” said promoter and presenter Mike Vladika.
Vladika promises that beer and wine at bargain-basement — prices, and the Rustic’s complement of lobby food — will make any “Hard Day’s Night” “Come Together,” and convince you that “All You Need is Love.”The Silver Beatles have been featured throughout Southern California, at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and overseas entertaining the armed forces in Tokyo. They are Steve Anfinson as John Lennon, Larry Stuppy as George Harrison, Barry Scott as Paul McCartney, and Gary Long as Ringo Starr.
For any too young to have been there or whose memories are fogged by the passage of time or whatever, the Beatles were the best-selling music artists in the U.S. with more than 178 million certified unit sales, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. As of 2015, the Beatles held the record for the most number-one hits on the Hot 100 with 20. They are the best-selling band in history with sales of more than 600 million records worldwide. They received 10 Grammy Awards and one Academy Award for Best Original Song, “Let It Be,” from the 1970 film “Let It Be.” They starred in five movies, including “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Help!” “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Yellow Submarine” and “Let It Be.”
“Doors open at 5,” said Vladika, “and the band plays from 7 till 9. Come see them — a great sound, costumes and all.” Vladika urges don’t be a fool on the Hill, come and get it, and although the price of admission can get you in the door and in the groove, it may not buy you love.
Tickets are $20 advance sale at the Rustic and $25 at the door. For more information, contact the Rustic or visit www.rustictheatre.com.