Flashback to 1970, when the news of the Beatles’ breakup shocked the music scene and sent millions of Beatlemaniacs around the world into a deep depression. Four years later, four young musicians in Frankfurt am Main decided to perform the Beatles’ songs once again “just for fun alongside their studies and jobs”.
They took the Fab Four’s records and painstakingly worked out the finely drawn sound of the Liverpool legend. Early 1976: The “Beat Boys from the Main” venture into the limelight on an averagely cheerful carnival evening in Frankfurt’s “Sinkkasten”. For this occasion they had come up with the name “The Beatles Revival Band”. An at first baffled, then crazed audience suddenly saw themselves in Hamburg’s “Starclub” and set back years: A yellow submarine floated through the music store, Sergeant Pepper danced Rock‘n‘Roll, Eleanor Rigby served colored drinks and outside, in front of the door, the asphalt of Abbey Road rattled down.
Page one in the picture book of a career. It was as if conjured out of a hat: The Beatles Revival Band was founded — and: The Beatles were alive again. Just weeks later: the performance in the completely sold-out Berlin Philharmonic Hall. The press spoke of the “greatest enigma in the history of German rock”. The music magazine “Joker” calls the Beatles Revival Band the “most successful cover band of all time”. “Beatles hits can play the Beatles Revival Band live probably better than John, Paul, George and Ringo themselves,” let the “Bravo”. The musicians from Hesse slip so genuinely into the roles of the originals that the Beatles’ record company wants to have the band banned by the courts for “malicious deception of the fans.” Ringo Starr offers the group DM 500,000 to repack their guitars.
2021: After 45 years “on the road” the Beatles Revival Band is the longest serving and measured by the average age of the members — the youngest Beatles tribute band in Germany at the same time. Today the formation presents itself as fresh and energetic as in the early years.
The Beatles Revival Band takes its audience on a journey back in time to the sixties. From “Please, Please Me” over “Sgt. Pepper” to “Let It Be” there is a foray through the entire creative period of the brilliant quartet from Liverpool.