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I've only seen one- the Cavern Beatles from Merseyside; but that was 2006. Good band; "John " was very authentic in voice. I remember they camped out in Spain for a while.

Any thoughts on the other?

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The best tribute band out there is The Fab Four when it comes to The Beatles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bcENph5YyU

They may not be perfect but they do a good job.

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They also have a fabulous Christmas album.

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I watched a full live concert of The Fab Four on YouTube a few weeks ago. I was a bit annoyed they did Imagine, and that their George and Ringo only got to do one song each, but apart from that, the accuracy was spot on, and I thought their Sgt Pepper era setlist was cool!

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@SgtPeppersBulldog said
I watched a full live concert of The Fab Four on YouTube a few weeks ago. I was a bit annoyed they did Imagine, and that their George and Ringo only got to do one song each, but apart from that, the accuracy was spot on, and I thought their Sgt Pepper era setlist was cool!  

Yeah, the one thing that bugs me is that they play Imagibe at their concerts. Other than that they're pretty cool. So cool that I have a T shirt from one of their concerts.

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I agree that they should do a few more George songs, it'd be nice to hear While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Something and they could do 2 Ringo songs if they tried. As for Imagine, I like that they're playing some solo songs although I think that Imagine is so overplayed that the message is lost and it is now an unpleasant piece of music to the ears.

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When they play 'Imagine' do Paul, George and Ringo all leave the stage whilst Yoko walks on? Very symbolic and accurate if they do. 

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I'm pretty sure that Paul plays bass and Ringo plays drums for the song.

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@meanmistermustard said
When they play 'Imagine' do Paul, George and Ringo all leave the stage whilst Yoko walks on? Very symbolic and accurate if they do.   

That would be cool, but what happens is it starts with John playing all alone, and then as the song progresses the lights the other 3 jump in.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Even played at the Cavern Club. Impressive.

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Spot on! apple01heart

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I'm just curious what the general consensus is on this topic? I saw Rain a few months ago and loved them. How highly do they rank? My only complaint is that the late era John Lennon looked more like Ozzy Osbourne. Musically I was very impressed. Thanks! 

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I've seen plenty if tribute acts that do essentially what I like to call the Beatlemania format in which they go through various periods of The Beatles and thus become more like a show than a band. 1964 the Tribute is the one of the few acts that doesn't do this and instead simply recreates The Beatles as they were live.

They also did a concept that I wish more bands would take a stab at: What if The Beatles never broke up or what if they did a reunion concert? My dad told me that they did this once in the early 90s (though I can't find any record of it to save my life). Personally, I feel this is a concept that I would love to see more Beatles tribute acts do. The only two that come to mind are The Reunion Beatles and a similarly titled band that's an offshoot of Beatlemania now. 

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