Special thanks to the folks from City Nights for these video highlights.
Look for their “Battle for the Ages Special” - coming soon!
Photos courtesy of mikecimages, Bill Bertke, Mick Chandler, and Images by Lynette, among others.
Thank you all for your great work!
“Let it Be, or Let it Bleed?”, as it was dubbed by its’ creators, played to a packed house at Covington’s Madison Theatre. By all accounts, it was a resounding smash.
Following a terrific opening set by Naked Lunch, both featured “British Invasion” bands took the stage, to raucous applause from their faithful fans. The Sweet Beats led off with “I Want to Hold Your Hand”; Tumbling Dice countered with “Jumping Jack Flash”, and the festivities were underway.
Ultimately, Round One of this Battle of the British Invasion Bands went to The Sweet Beats, as Tumbling Dice was declared ineligible due to an unspecified violation of the drug policy. (Wink, wink…)
Nevertheless, a smashing good time is had by all!
Many thanks to the staff of Class X Radio, who served as event hosts, and emcees.
Round I -February 23rd, 2013
The Madison Theatre,
Gallery 1: “Battle” Photos
Gallery 2: Fan Photos
Saturday, May 31st saw the return of The Battle for the Ages to the Madison Theatre stage.
The proceedings were kicked off with a rousing acoustic set by Leo Clarke, who then gave way to special guest emcee and Cincinnati radio legend, Dusty Rhodes, who introduced “The Beatles”, just as he’d done some fifty years prior.
The Sweet Beats and Tumbling Dice were greeted by an enthusiastic, standing-room only crowd - most of whom agreed by evening’s end, that this Battle was too close to call.
So, the question of the day - “The Beatles, or The Stones?” - will have to wait until next time to be answered!