1964 The Tribute @ Celebrity Theatre

1964 The Tribute

In 2013, we've reached the point where Beatles tribute bands should, given the time that's elapsed, have some of their own tribute bands by now. 1964 the Tribute — that's their name — has been re-creating the British Invasion-era Beatles since 1984, which means they're now coming up on a decade older than the Beatles were during their first tribute show; so far they've managed to avoid succumbing to tribute-infighting or the dastardly feminine wiles of tribute Yoko Ono. They owe some of their success to their single-mindedness, which is even more acute than you might think: 1964 the Tribute isn't just a Beatles tribute band. They're a Beatles-before-they-stopped-touring tribute band. That means you won't hear the Abbey Road medley or "A Day in the Life," but the lighter slate of hits means there's room in the set-list for, say, some Beatles for Sale deep cuts. If you're a White Album partisan or a Sgt. Pepper's guy, you might have to look elsewhere for your fake-Beatles fix. But if you're looking for the touring Beatles — up to and including the outfits and the accents — and the portions of their discography that can be successfully re-created without tape loops and hard drugs, you're in luck. — Dan Moore

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440 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008-6205



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