Beatles Tribute, Yesterday, Turns Back the Clock at the Paramount
JAMES MIRANDA, Featured Writer
The spectacular Beatles tribute that took over the Las Vegas and Atlantic City casinos, Yesterday, performed live on the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater Stage Oct. 22 in Peekskill, NY.
The group-of-four came out wearing the iconic all black suits with turtlenecks, talked in British accents, and opened up the concert with “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”
“Compared to the real Beatles they’re pretty good,” said patron and Cortlandt Manor resident, Donald Kizer. “They duplicate them pretty well, from sound, mannerisms, and the corny jokes. It’s more of a show and theatrics rather than music.”
Yesterday founder, Don Bellezzo, formed the tribute band 22 years ago after constantly being told he sounded and looked like John Lennon. Bellezzo then formulated the group and taught them how to sound and perform just like the real band.
The band has taken over multiple venues with their incredibly similar pitch and sound, accurate attire, and perfect mimic of the classic beats.
They performed all the classics such as “All My Loving,” “Hey Jude,” “Yesterday,” and “Help.”
“I like the whole timeline [they’re presenting],” said Kizer, who’s been a patron for 10 years. “[I like how each song represents] the Beatles’ career starting when they got to the U.S. to the end where they broke up.”
The real Beatles were formed back in 1960 by Lennon, Paul McCartney, who in turn invited George Harrison, and they later added Ringo Starr.
The “Fab Four” attained fame in America in 1964 when they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and grew enormously popular worldwide.
The British rock band officially disbanded from each other in 1970.
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