Beginning as a tribute act, Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles later became a Broadway production that toured around the country. The tribute band has performed hundreds of shows over the years and is actually the longest-running tribute act dedicated to The Beatles. The group gets its name from The Beatles track "Rain," which is the reverse side of the 45-rpm single "Paperback Writer." Rain is an opportunity to see a live performance of The Beatles' greatest hits and serves as a celebration of Abbey Road, the last album The Beatles recorded together. It remained at the No. 1 spot in the United States for 11 of its 83 weeks on the US Top 10 chart.
The Story of John, Paul, George and Ringo
Rain opens with four young men with long dark hair representing the young musicians in the Cavern Club in 1962. The scene on stage changes to the Ed Sullivan show in the United States, chronicles The Beatles' growing popularity and ends with a huge audience in Shea Stadium in New York. When the scene changes, psychedelic effects mimic The Beatles' experimentation with hallucinogenic drugs and eastern religions. The show closes with The Beatles' last album, Abbey Road, at the end of the '60s.
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Can you name some popular Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles songs?
Rain captures the excitement of The Beatles' legendary music such as "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Yellow Submarine," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "Hey Jude." A partial list of The Beatles hit singles includes "Twist and Shout," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Yesterday," "And I Love Her," "With a Little Help from my Friends," "Ticket to Ride," "Please, Please Me," "Help!" "Magical Mystery Tour," "Your Mother Should Know" and "Strawberry Fields Forever."
What can I expect at a performance of Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles?
Rain will provide a musical tribute to the original Beatles who changed the world's expectations of modern music. There are two performers per Beatle who will alternate shows and recreate the songs from the Fab Four's Abbey Road album. Beatles tunes from the Abbey Road album include "Come Together," "Oh! Darling," "Because," "Something," "Maxwell's Silver Hammer," "Octopus' Garden," "I Want You (She's So Heavy)," "Here Comes the Sun," "You Never Give Me Your Money," "Sun King," "Mean Mr. Mustard," "Polythene Pam," "She Came in Through the Bedroom Window," "Golden Slumbers," "Carry That Weight" and "The End."
How many awards has Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles won?
When Rain was developed into a Broadway show similar in style to the musical Beatlemania from 1977, the resulting production ran from 2010 to 2011 and put on 300 shows. Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles won the Drama Desk for Outstanding Revue in 2011.
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