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  • Writer's pictureKen Murray

Rain does The Beatles from 1964 - 1970

Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles played the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric and brought down the house. They performed in front of a loud and appreciative crowd of Beatlemaniacs and even some new, young-adult fans. Shelly and I saw Rain perform at Wolftrap in Virginia about 10 years ago, and they were great then. I loved this performance as they closed their show with a medley of songs from Abbey Road.

They opened the show at the Ed Sullivan show in 1964 and played 5 or 6 songs from The Beatles first three albums. They then moved to Shea Stadium in 1965 and played in front of video from the actual show. 1966 game next with songs from Rubber Soul and Revolver.

After an intermission, Rain reemerged in the Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band regalia and performed 6 songs including a fantastic rendition of A Day in the Life. The Beatles never performed Sgt. Pepper live so seeing Rain's interpretation was wonderful.

After another costume change, they jumped to 1968 and 1969 including a great rendition of While my Guitar Gently Weeps. Then came Abbey Road. They did great performances of Come Together and the entire side B of the album including Here Comes the Sun, She Came in through the Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry that Weight, and The End. They looked great and sounded great, and I loved it all.

We were seated near the back of the balcony so the following photos and song snippets are from a distance, but they give you the idea of the performance.

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