Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cheap Trick and The Beatles?

Seems like an odd combination to me, but the minute I saw the email, I was intrigued. There it was an evening at the Hollywood Bowl entitled, Sgt. Pepper’s Revisited with Cheap Trick. Was Cheap Trick going to actually perform Beatles music? Or were they just going to be a special guest for the evening. Either way, the Traveling Hillbilly was up for it. I like Cheap Trick. I like the Beatles, so why not give it a shot? For those of you who live in Los Angeles, you know how magical a night at the Hollywood Bowl can be. For those of you don’t live in Los Angeles, imagine a night under the stars, a cool breeze blowing, sipping a lovely wine, as you listen to some great music. It truly is a nice evening.

Turns out it was Cheap Trick actually performing Beatle’s songs from the Sgt. Pepper’s album. There were several special guest, including Ian Ball, Simone (boy that girl’s got some pipes), Rob Laufer and Billy Corgan. The conductor, Edwin Outwater even sang back up at one point.

All in all it was one fantastic evening.