For decades, the battle has raged: Beatles or Stones? Through their heyday, fans accused London’s Rolling Stones of stealing ideas — even entire albums – from their Liverpool counterparts. At the same time, the Beatles secretly envied the Stones’ “bad boy” image and attitude, often copying their style. Both bands are unmistakably great, scoring an array of hits that changed musical history, but only one can be the best. The most infamous rivalry in rock and roll never played out in a public arena until now as Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown comes to the Gaslamp Restaurant on Saturday, June 15 at 8:00 pm. The show is appropriate for all ages.
Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the county’s top Beatles tribute bands. With brilliant musicianship and authentic costumes and gear, Abbey Road plays beloved songs spanning the Beatles’ career. They face off against renowned Stones tribute band Hollywood Stones, who offer a faithful rendition of the music and style of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the bad boys of the British Invasion.
Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience comes to the Gaslamp Long Beach on Saturday, June 22 at 8:00 pm. America’s premiere tribute to the music of Chicago, the best-selling band of the 1970s led by Kenny Cetera, the younger brother of Chicago lead singer, Peter Cetera. A contributing vocalist on the album “Chicago 17,” which is still the band’s #1 all-time grossing record, Kenny has an undying passion for songs such as “You’re The Inspiration,” “Stay The Night,” “Along Comes a Woman,” and the earlier hits that made Chicago famous around the world.
Kenny Cetera and his band flawlessly perform Chicago’s greatest hits, presenting material from band’s most relevant and creative years of original music, ’68 through ’85. Kenny, with that distinctive Cetera voice, has surrounded himself with seven world-class musicians who share their appreciation for this music bringing an infectious excitement to an all-ages friendly show that you won’t want to end.
Tickets are $20 and available at http://www.gaslamptix.com or by phoning 562-596-2718. The Gaslamp Restaurant is located at 6251 Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach. CA 90803. The show is appropriate for all ages and there is ample free parking available.
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