The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute group, will perform at the Hart Auditorium May 8 at 7:30 p.m.
The tribute band, The Fab Four, has performed Beatles music since it was founded in California in 1997, according to The Fab Four website.
“The Beatles’s music is so sacred,” Ron McNeil, who plays John Lennon for and is the president of the Fab Four Corp said, in an interview with Courier-Post. “This is a true, loving tribute.”
Originating in Liverpool, England, in the year 1960, the original Beatles consisted of members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The group entertained many large audiences, with number-one hit singles such as “Let It Be,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and “I Feel Fine,” according to Billboard.com
The original Beatles, nicknamed the Fab Four, are widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era, according to allmusic.com
“We all started playing the Beatles’ music at a really young age,” McNeil said. “Since everyone knows their music, its easier for a beginner to learn something that’s recognizable.”
The Beatles are the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.
“BYU-Idaho students should expect to see a great live concert filled with fun for everyone,” McNeil said. “The show spans the entire career of The Beatles, starting from the early Ed Sullivan years, through their psychedelic era and ending with the band’s inevitable break up.”
On Feb. 9, 1964, The Beatles made their first live performance in the U.S. when they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show on CBS in New York City, and 73 million people gathered in front of their TV sets to watch, according to the Ed Sullivan website.
During the show that night, they performed “All My Loving,” “Till There Was You,” “She Loves You” and others. In addition to the nationwide audience, there was a studio audience of 700, though there had been over 50,000 requests for seats, according to the Ed Sullivan website.
McNeil said the Beatles’ catalog is too big to pick one favorite song.
He said some of the titles they will be performing include “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Twist And Shout,” “Yesterday,” “Help!,” “Hey Jude,” and “Here Comes the Sun.”
The original Beatles disbanded in 1970, according to History.com
“Tickets cost $6 for BYU-I students and $12 for the general public.
“Don’t forget to invite everyone you know who is a Beatles fan.” McNeil said. “They won’t want to miss it.”