From their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in early 1964 through their break-up in 1970 and on into their solo careers, the Beatles had an impact on music, pop culture and society.
Thanks to enhanced technology and eclectic music tastes, their compositions continue to be heard on campus and around the world.
On Saturday, May 16, Purdue Calumet will host “American English,” a Beatles tribute band prepared to take us on a Magical Mystery Tour through three distinct recording periods of the group’s short, but lasting history.
The show opens with the group attired in dark suits, narrow ties, and what became known as Beatle haircuts and boots, singing such early hits as “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “Twist and Shout.”
They leave the stage and return via “Yellow Submarine;” adorned in brocade and epaulets and ready to entertain complete with “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”.
The last set honors the Beatles’ last years together, featuring such favorites as “Here Comes the Sun,” “Let It Be,” and the infectious “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.”
A “fab” dinner, dancing and a memorable evening will benefit the Chancellor’s Scholars Endowment. Tickets are $100. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available.
For reservations, phone 219/989-2323. We love you yeah, yeah, yeah!
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