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Classical Mystery Tour Beatles Tribute Comes Back to Muncie Saturday Night

By Stan Sollars, IPR News | Published on in Community, Entertainment
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The Classical Mystery Tour returns to Muncie, tomorrow (Sat., June 12) evening at 7:30 at Canan Commons, just south of the downtown. The show has been bringing to audiences spot-on re-enactments of The Beatles, complete with a local symphony orchestra backing up the four lads from Liverpool — however, these four lads are from L.A., New York, and Lake Tahoe.  They portray the singing and instrumental performances of the original Fab Four:  John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

Saturday night, members of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra will back up the band.

The Classical Mystery Tour was created by musician Jim Owen in 1996.  Ironically, Owen portrays John Lennon — and it was Lennon who created the band that became The Beatles.  25 years later – more than three times the length of The Beatles recording career – The Classical Mystery Tour keeps drawing enthusiastic audiences across the globe.

Jim Owen visited with our Morning Edition listeners and told us how his idea came about.  You can hear the full interview on the audio app, below: