Two well-known names from the '60s British Invasion, Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits and Billy J. Kramer, will be among the headliners at this year's New York Metro Fest for Beatles Fan April 5-7 at the Empire Meadowlands Hotel in Secaucus, N.J., the fest announced Friday.
Also in the first group of announced guests are saxophone Tom Scott, who played on records with George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Beatles recording engineer and author Ken Scott, Chas Newby, who replaced Stu Sutcliffe in the Beatles for a short time and photographers Rob Shanahan and Allan Tannenbaum.
In addition, the fest will host a large group of Beatle authors: Jim Berkenstadt, author of the new “The Beatle Who Vanished,” David Bedford, Bruce Spizer, Judith Kristen, Jude Southerland Kessler, Azing Moltmaker and Lanea Stagg. Also on hand will be DJs Ken Michaels, host of “Every Little Thing” (and co-host of “Things We Said Today” with yours truly) and Ken Dashow, Fab 4 Free 4 All hosts Mitch Axelrod, Tony Traguado and Rob Leonard, Martin Lewis, Tom Frangione and Al Sussman.
Tickets are on sale at the Fest website.
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