IMAGINE, JOHN LENNON COMING TO STOUGHTON: On Saturday, January 5, Dennis Stephen will bring his John Lennon tribute performance, LENNON SHOW back to The Last Shot Sports Bar & Grill in Stoughton. His last performance there was a smashing success (and he really does look and sound like Lennon in performance!)
Dennis Stephen is a veteran rock and pop music performer, guitarist, vocalist, and former Geffen Records recording artist. Known for his work with the Boston-based bands Stardust and Stratosphere in the late-1970's and 80's, Stephen ventured out nationwide, and has opened for major recording artists, such as The Cars, Aerosmith, Dire Straits, J.Geils Band, Pretenders, and others.
In his unique, one-man tribute show, Dennis Stephen bears an uncanny resemblance to the legendary John Lennon, while singing and playing guitar in dozens of timeless Beatles' and Lennon hits.
Songs in "Lennon Show" include, "She Loves You," "Ticket to Ride," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Revolution," as well as memorable songs from Lennon’s solo career such as "Imagine," "Woman," and "Stand by Me."
Stephen told About Town, "My goal is to accurately represent and replicate John Lennon’s contribution to every song as he did in live concerts, on TV shows, and in the original recordings we so fondly remember. I want the audience to feel that John Lennon is right in front of them, playing and singing their favorite songs just for them."
He added, "I grew up in listening to Beatles music. It was the soundtrack of my childhood. So channeling a music legend and genius such as John Lennon becomes a satisfying and enjoyable experience for me."
In order to recreate the classic sound and look of John Lennon and the Beatles, Stephen performs in vintage Beatles attire, and other outfits reminiscent of Lennon as he appeared in his solo career. Stephen also plays Rickenbacker 325 and Epiphone Casino guitars, made famous by John Lennon, and uses vintage Vox amplifiers to reproduce the classic Beatles sound.
Admission is free. The show starts at 9 p.m. The Last Shot Sports Bar & Grill is located at 559 Washington Street (Route 138) in Stoughton.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my readers and friends. May 2013 bring you happiness and good health.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY (New Year's Day): To Dr. Erdem Ural, a member of the Stoughton School Committee, and a national expert on explosives; To Jacqui Getz, founder of Cheeky Diva, an Easton boutique, formerly in Dedham; And to Stoughton native and current resident, Missy Noe.
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY: To Natalia Vargas, owner of Natalia Vargas Insurance Company at 4 Cabot Drive on the third floor; To Chris Mellyn, Manager of Product Marketing for Park Place International. Chris is married to Stoughton Firefighter/EMT Scott Mellyn. They celebrated on Saturday.
To Charlene LaFerriere, a long-time volunteer within the Stoughton Public Schools, and a graduate of Simmons College; and To Emma Zuk, who turned 18. They celebrated Sunday.
To Corinne Constantino, a free-lance writer for CBS Local, and a native of Stoughton. She studied at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. And, to Andrew Kellogg, a Watertown native, who now makes Stoughton his home. They celebrated New Year's Eve.
HAPPY BELATED ANIVERSARY: To Howard & Sheri Finer, who celebrated their 22nd anniversary on Saturday. They recently took a family trip to Loon Mountain in New Hampshire.
CONDOLENCES: to former Finance Committee Chairman Holly Boykin, who lost her grandmother Sunday night at 95 years of age. Funeral is Wednesday, January 2 at noon at the Schlossberg-Solomon Memorial Chapel in Canton.