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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Update: Local String Quartet To Perform at Upcoming Beatles vs. Stones Concert at Stocker Arts Center

Posted By on Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 8:48 AM

  • Courtesy of the Stocker Arts Center
Update: Abbey Road and Satisfaction, two tribute acts, face off in Beatles vs. Stones — A Musical Showdown, a 125-city tour of the U.S., Canada and Australia that includes a date at the Stocker Arts Center later this month month.

The concert's organizers have just announced that they’ll also receive a little help from a local string quartet featuring Avon High School seniors Olivia Eldridge and Sarah Talmage along with juniors Sam Golik and Michael Wilson will join the acts for the songs "Eleanor Rigby," "Yesterday," "A Day in the Life," "Hello Goodbye," "Hey Jude," "As Tears Go By" and "Ruby Tuesday."

Quartet members belong to prestigious area ensembles, including the Ohio Music Educator Association Regional and All-State Orchestras.

Original Post 8/26/2019: A debate about whether the Beatles are better than the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since the two British acts first landed on the charts half a century ago.

At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Stocker Arts Center/Hoke Theatre on the campus of Lorain County Community College, the tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction will engage in a musical showdown and respectively play songs by the Beatles and Stones in the attempt to settle the debate once and for all.

“The Beatles cornered the rock market on cute suits and fluffy hairdos, but then they stood still on stage and modeled them,” says Chris Legrand, who plays Mick Jagger, in a press release about the tour. “The Stones rocked the stage, and worked as hard as the bluesmen they modeled their stage show after, generating the smoldering sexuality that came to be a hallmark of great rock-n-roll acts. The Beatles? Well, they were cute! The Stones were the original punks, outsiders at best. Beatles took tea with the bloody Queen — how rock 'n' roll is that?!” 

Tickets cost $30 to $50 and may be purchased by phone at 440-366-4040, in person at the Stocker Box Office or online at

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