Sat Feb 8th – “50 Years Of The Beatles”, Landmark Theatre in Syracuse. Fundraiser for Carol M Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund

(2/16/14)  By now, you all know the show was an overwhelming success!  THANK YOU to all of the musicians, sponsors and production partners for putting on the greatest local music production in history.  1,200+ enjoyed an almost four hour production, which raised $5,000 for the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY!

Pre-orders are now being taken for a LIMITED RUN OF 100 COPIES of the “50 Years Of The Beatles” 2-DVD set, which will be released & shipped as soon as humanly possible.  (Target Date:  March 4th). Click the PayPal button to order yours!





These DVD’s won’t be amateur footage with one microphone hanging from the ceiling!  These will feature a professionally edited three camera shoot (from Visual Technologies) with a 40 track mobile audio mix (via Rosewood Sound).   The editing out of the stage production glitches & hiccups will bring the 4 hour show down to 3 hours of essential viewing & listening pleasure…to relive the memories of this epic event featuring two dozen SAMMY Hall of Famer’s and 40 local & national-level music monsters!
The price of the 100 DVD sets will cover the overall cost of a projected 40 hours of editing/mixing/burning copies/printing inserts (about $2,500).  Proceeds after production from sales of the DVD’s, if any, will be added to the proceeds the show has generated towards the Carol Baldwin BCRFund.

If you have any questions, please contact me (Paul Davie – show promoter) at 315-382-7285 or email pdavie@twcny.rr.com.  THANKS!

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This will be the most elaborate local production ever staged in celebration of THE BEATLES impact on America…and the world.  Being held ‘The Night Before’ the actual 50th anniversary of their inaugural appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which was viewed by over 72 million people.  And before they went to bed, millions of teenagers asked their parents to take them to their local music stores to buy them a guitar or drums so they could be “just like The Beatles”!

This show will feature over TWO DOZEN SAMMY Hall of Famer’s and award winners who were those teenagers on that fateful night – February 9, 1964.  They will perform versions of Beatles songs that touched their lives growing up, and inspired their music careers…some of whom went on to the national spotlight.  (Complete PERFORMER LIST is provided on the official poster above.)

Our two headliners have had Top 40 radio hits around the world between 1970-1997, and The Beatles played a big influence on their songwriting.  First, is the ever-popular JOEY MOLLAND of BADFINGER.  Joey joined The Iveys soon after the band was signed BY The Beatles to Apple Records in 1969.  Soon after, the name was changed to Badfinger, and for 5 years they worked directly with John Lennon (Imagine LP), George Harrison (producer for the Straight Up LP and Top 10 single ‘Day After Day’, The Concert For Bangladesh) and Ringo Starr (RINGO! LP).  Badfinger has enjoyed an epic injection of popularity in the last 4 months, thanks to their 1972 single (“Baby Blue”) being used at the end of AMC’s Breaking Bad series finale.  “Baby Blue” enjoyed a three week run at #1 on iTunes thanks to producer Vince Gilligan being a Badfinger fan!  For more on Joey, including his recently released CD Return To Memphis, go to www.BadfingerSite.com and www.Facebook.com/OriginalBadfinger

Next is PHIL SOLEM – one half of the Rickenbacker guitar-playing, pop song writing duo from the late 80’s/early 90’s, known as THE REMBRANDTS!  While they had some success on FM radio & MTV with “That’s Just The Way It, Baby”, their legacy was created ‘by accident’ when they penned the theme song “I’ll Be There For You”, for the iconic 90’s ensemble sitcom on NBC, FRIENDS.  Today, Phil continues to write and produce artists in his native Minneapolis, as well as performing an acoustic duo act with good buddy & fellow Minnesotan, Joey Molland called THE DRIFT BENDERS.  www.TheRembrandts.net

Another highlight will be a one-time-only reunion of the ORIGINAL Fab Five lineup from 2001-2004 (Gary, Arty, Paul, Dave 1 & Dave 2) which got the Central NY version of The Beatles/British Invasion tribute ball rolling…all the way to their headlining performances at Liverpool UK’s International BeatleWeek in 2004 – in front of 10,000+ during the Mathew Street Festival…and in front of a packed house at the legendary Cavern Club.

Lastly, proceeds after all expenses will benefit the Carol M Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, and will be assigned to the grant being created in memory of Linda McCartney who passed away from breast cancer at the age of only 57 in 1998.