All is “Wright” with
The Meadowlands Fest

The annual Fest for Beatles’ Fans celebration at the Crown Plaza Meadowlands will pair together two former
All Starr Band members, Gary Wright & Mark Rivera, plus dozens more.

Gary Wright of “Dream Weaver” fame, debuted a song he wrote with George Harrison at the Chicago Fest last year called, “To Discover Yourself”. He will debut that song for the New Jersey festers, as well as spotlight his brilliant solo career at the upcoming NJ fest. Gary is the only musician to play on nearly every George Harrison song, including his final #1, “Got My Mind Set on You”.

Listen for a feature on Gary on the February 20th George Harrison Birthday
Beatle Brunch.


For more fest details and advance tickets,
go to
The Fest Website

Meanwhile, The Fest has just announced the rest of lineup for the 37th annual New York Metro Fest, happening March 25-27 show at the NJ Crowne Plaza Hotel. Stop by the Beatle Brunch table so you can meet and be interviewed by our very own Joe Johnson, host of Beatle Brunch, plus take part in Joe’s Name That Beatle Tune and Beatles Trivia. Joe will have tons of Beatles prizes for you to win, like Beatles Trivial Pursuit games, Band on the Run remastered, Lennon remastered CD, Lennon NYC DVDs, books, posters, Beatle Brunch Tote bags and more. Meanwhille, here are more of the special Fest Guests for the March get together:

Laurence Juber, former Wings member, guitar virtuoso (also joining us on our Beatles Tribute Cruise)

Mark Rivera, Billy Joel’s Musical Director and former ASB member. Played at The Last Play at Shea shows with Billy and Paul.

Mark Hudson, who produced a half dozen Ringo albums, plus wrote some Aerosmith and Celine Dion tunes.

Joey Molland, Guitarist for Badfinger. Played at Bangladesh Concert and plays on Imagine and other Lennon songs.

Freda Kelly, who worked for Brian Epstein at NEMS and was head of The Official Beatles Fan Club. The Beatles thank her on their 1963 Christmas Message to the Fans. All the way from Liverpool!

Alan Tennenbaum, NY Photographer. Photographed J & Y.

Liverpool, Beatles tribute band, backing all the artists live.

Plus many other special guest authors, artists, celebrities, musicians, performers and collectors will be in attendance.

You can also get first-hand fest information and behind the scenes stories from Fest Founder Mark Lapidos when we host Mark in a live chat in the BBC chat room, Sunday March 13th at 6 pm eastern.

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