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He's A Fake Nowhere Man

From: New Hampshire Public Radio
Length: 05:51

Interview and commentary with Mark Benson, who's been playing John Lennon in the Beatles tribute band 1964 for nearly three decades.

Beatles_toy_small Mark Benson and three of his musicial friends put on Cuban heels and mop top wigs as a lark in 1984. They're still wearing them today as 1964...The Tribute, one of the most successful Beatles tribute bands in the world. The band plays early Fab Four music, dresses in vintage suits, and plays authentic instruments. This piece is sound rich with music and concert sound, and features an interview with Mark and commentary from the narrator, Word of Mouth producer Rebecca Lavoie

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Piece Description

Mark Benson and three of his musicial friends put on Cuban heels and mop top wigs as a lark in 1984. They're still wearing them today as 1964...The Tribute, one of the most successful Beatles tribute bands in the world. The band plays early Fab Four music, dresses in vintage suits, and plays authentic instruments. This piece is sound rich with music and concert sound, and features an interview with Mark and commentary from the narrator, Word of Mouth producer Rebecca Lavoie

Broadcast History

Originally aired on Word of Mouth on New Hampshire Public Radio on January 26th, 2011

Timing and Cues

IC: fade up applause "One night..."
OC: "For Word of Mouth, I'm Rebecca Lavoie." + 25 sec out mux

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

(Suggested Lead) AT A TIME WHEN SO MANY PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING TO FIND JOBS, MAKING A LIVING AS A BEATLE SOUNDS LIKE A FANTASY. NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO'S "WORD OF MOUTH" PRODUCER REBECCA LAVOIE (la-VOY) SPOKE TO A MAN WHO DOESN’T MIND LIVING AS AN IMPOSTER ONE BIT.

OUTRO:

Additional Credits

Features the music of 1964...The Tribute

Related Website

www.wordofmouthradio.org