Stamford, CT— At The Beatles‘ Shea Stadium concert In 1965, a sign on the scoreboard read “The Rascals are coming!” The day after that Beatles concert, promoter Sid Bernstein became the Rascals’ manager. Within a month he had set off a bidding war among the major record labels, and the Young Rascals signed a contract with Atlantic Records.
Gene Cornish, Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati teamed up with drummer Dino Danelli to form the group who were at first called “the Young Rascals.” Through 1971, Gene Cornish recorded eight albums with the group, over a dozen singles, and earned #1 hits. In 1997 Cornish was inducted with The Rascals into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the band reunited for a special event last year, with fans hoping for a 2011 reunion tour.
Gene Cornish is the newest addition to this weekend’s star-studded line-up of Special Guests at “BEATexpo 2010,” joining fellow 60s singer Tommy Roe, Denny Laine of Wings, Gary DeCarlo of Steam, British singer Julie Grant, Jimi Hendrix’s percussionist Juma Sultan, Ian Lloyd of Stories, John Ford of The Strawbs and many other notables. Along with the guests, there will be live music concerts, guest authors, a film festival of rare videos, art gallery, Beatles karaoke room, Beatles RockBand competition room, a music & memorabilia marketplace and much more. It all will “come together” at the Downtown Stamford Holiday Inn, 700 E. Main Street, Stamford, CT.
Share the “Good Lovin'” as Gene Cornish will meet fans and sign autographs as part of all the convention events on Sunday, November 28 where “Ticket to Ride” all-day passes (Noon-8pm) are also only $15.75 in advance or $20.00 at the door. There is an early-bird V.I.P. admission on Sunday, November 28, which gets fans and collectors in at 11am ($30) for first access to meeting all the guests, and first crack at the music & memorabilia merchandise marketplace (and attendees may stay on all day or anytime from 11am until 8pm). There is also a Saturday night Special Concert Event at BEATexpo (November 27) from 8pm-Midnight.
Further information on “BEATexpo 2010” is available by calling (203) 795-4737 or from www.toursandevents.com
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