Tribute? You Brought Her!

Beatles Hawaiian Shirt

Unlike Beatles tribute bands, a Beatles Hawaiian shirt can be worn with shameful pride. Not!

I’m not even sure if this is true, because I’ve never been to Hawaii, but once, when I was in Hawaii, back in the late ‘70s, I saw an eight piece Hawaiian Beatles tribute band aptly called Eight Hawaiians A Week. Spoiler alert: they sucked, as in oh my God, they were pitchier than a snake oil salesman. They held a tune like one would attempt to hold an eel after dipping it in lard. They sang with the thickest accents. Even though, they were horrendous, they were affable and adorable. In short, they wore the mop top wigs.

The highlight of their performance was “Hello, Goodbye” in which they replaced the words hello and goodbye with aloha. Sure, it was clunky, but sometimes it is the price you pay for clever. Which leads me to my real point, I had a friend who played Ringo in a Japanese Beatles/Creedence Clearwater Revival Band tribute band called the Sushi-Q’s, who used the stage name Lingo.

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