I’ve been hinting around that we would be ready to announce our line-up very soon and we now have enough guests signed on that we can at least announce what we have. More guests will be added as we get closer to the sailing date.
First the Nuts and Bolts of Beatles Tribute Cruise 2011. We set sail from Miami on 3/5/11 for 8 nights…yes it’s the “Eight Days A Week Cruise” aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas (sister ship to the Independence of the Seas, so our returnung cruisers will feel right at home). We’ll make stops at San Juan, St Martin, St Thomas and Labadee before returning to Miami.
Now for our line-up…drum roll please. We are very pleased to announce that Laurence Juber, two-time Grammy Award Winner and former lead guitarist for Wings will be joining us. LJ will offer two of his acoustic guitar concerts, a Beatles guitar Workshop and LJ will also offer a limited number of individual guitar lessons to our private list of Beatles Tribute Cruisers. Wait until you hear LJ work his acoustic guitar magic on your favorite Beatles or Wings songs. Watch for “LJ Plays the Beatles Volume 2” to be released on CD this summer.
We are not through yet, we’ve also been priviledged to have Tony Perkins join us. One of TV and radio personality Tony Perkins’ earliest memories is seeing The Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show” as a toddler. He has been a fan ever since. Tony was the weatherman and feature reporter for ABC’S “Good Morning America” from 1999 to 2005. During that time he became known to Beatles’ fans nationwide for his interviews with Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison, Yoko Ono, and many others. As the show’s best-known pop music aficionado, he presented highly regarded pieces on George Harrison’s death, the twentieth anniversary of John Lennon’s death, the re-emergence of Ringo, “Let it Be…..Naked”, and many other topics. In addition to this, Tony has appeared often at “The Fest for Beatles Fans” as a panelist and interviewer.
During the cruise, Tony will show excerpts of his interviews with Ringo Starr, and will talk about his interactions with Starr, Paul McCartney, Olivia Harrison, Yoko, various members of Wings.
These gentlemen have been instrumental in helping us put together, organise and run these Beatles Tribute Cruises and as I said on the last cruise “We do not want to do these cruises without them”.
There will be more guests added to this incredible cruise as we get closer to it.
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