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Beatlemania hits Crofton

Band’s best performed by Beatlemania Unplugged
Vocal and instrument perfection is performed by Beatlemania Unplugged. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Beatlemania is alive in well in Crofton.

The popular group Beatlemania Unplugged, with members from Cedar, Saltair and Ladysmith, performed Wednesday during the 20th anniversary of the Crofton Seawalk’s Phase 1 opening. Its repertoire of Beatles’ hits had toes tapping and hands clapping among the gathered audience.

Lead singer John Booth has been a lifelong fan of the Beatles and wife Charlene Booth adds a different sound with a female voice to all the Beatles’ classics. John Booth grew up in Chemainus and is well-known from his early days in bands.

Gary Atkinson of Ladysmith has been a longtime member of the group, Saltair’s Ryk Ryce is a new addition on bass guitar and Rob Mitchell from Cedar is the man in the Ringo role on the drums.

Beatlemania Unplugged under the tent performing at the Crofton Seawalk anniversary celebrations. (Photo by Don Bodger)
John Booth, who grew up in Chemainus, has been a lifelong Beatles’ fan. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Charlene Booth and Gary Atkinson, front, with drummer Rob Mitchell in the back of Beatlemania Unplugged. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Don Bodger

About the Author: Don Bodger

I've been a part of the newspaper industry since 1980 when I began on a part-time basis covering sports for the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle.
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