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Lineups announced for three 'Across the Universe' Beatles anniversary shows

The Spin Doctors will headline one of three "Across the Universe" events.
The Spin Doctors will headline one of three "Across the Universe" events.

On Jan. 10, NYCFAB50 released lineups for three more of its events in early February honoring the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America.

In addition to “Twist & Shout: NYC Celebrates The Beatles” and the all-star “America Celebrates The Beatles” events, it will also hold three “Across the Universe Music Festival Events” at the Hudson Theatre at 145 W. 44th Street in New York City at different times on Feb. 7 and 8. Each will have different lineups.

The first event, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, will be headlined by the Spin Doctors and also feature Brazil's Clube Big Beatles, The Norwegian Beatles Band, Mexico's HELP!, Canada's Blurred Vision and the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra.

Ken Michaels, host of “Every Little Thing” and co-host of “Things We Said Today” with yours truly, will be the emcee for two Feb. 8 shows. The afternoon show, at 2 p.m., will feature a headliner yet to be named plus Germany's Lucy, Genetic Control, Bill Connors as Sir Elton John, School of Rock and Italy's Two of Us.

The evening show at 7:30 p.m., which will be co-hosted by Julia Baird, John Lennon's half-sister and author of “The Private John Lennon,” will feature Liverpool's Cavern Club Beatles as headliners, and Mexico City's Morsa, Italy's Dressed to KISS, The Oh-Nos, Japan's all-female band The Clover and Nova Scotia's Hal Bruce.

Tickets for ‘Twist & Shout: NYC Celebrates the Beatles’ are on sale through Ticketmaster. Other tickets will go on sale soon. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Food Bank for New York City. More information is avaiable at or by email at

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