WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Beatlemania, one of the largest gatherings of Beatles enthusiasts and a festival for Beatles' fans, will be coming to the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook from Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 22.
Numerous guests and an eclectic group of musicians, all of whom have performed with different members of the group, will make appearances at the convention, including: multimillion-selling recording artist Gary Wright, who played keyboards on George Harrison’s "All Things Must Pass" album, as well as Ringo Starr’s early ‘70s solo hits; Laurence Juber, lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s band Wings and Grammy-winning producer Russ Titelman, who produced Harrison’s self-titled album in 1979, as well as albums by Steve Winwood, James Taylor and Eric Clapton. Also attending will be Newlywed Game show host Bob Eubanks.
The festival, expected to attract more than 5,000 fans from the New York Metropolitan area and beyond, celebrates 50 years since the peak of Beatlemania in the United States in 1965, a huge year for The Beatles. It was a time when their influence forever changed the landscape of rock concerts in stadium settings and popular music in general.
“We are very pleased to be hosting The Fest for Beatles Fans,” said Jeffrey Farina, director of sales and marketing at the Hilton Westchester. “We think we have the perfect venue for this three-day multi-faceted event. Interestingly, back in 1982, when the event was much smaller, we hosted.”
The Fest was founded by New York-born, New Jersey-raised Beatles fan Mark Lapidos in 1974. The first Fest took place at the Commodore Hotel in New York City where more than 8,000 Beatles fans attended.
For more information about The Fest for Beatles Fans, visit www.thefest.com/2015-fests/new-york-metro-march-20-22-2015 .
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