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The Fab Four  

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The Fab Four is a California-based tribute band paying homage to The Beatles. Founded in 1997 by Ron McNeil, a John Lennon impersonator, the group began performing Beatles music throughout southern California. Their performances are known for their precise attention to detail, emulating the classics of The Beatles with an almost uncanny accuracy. They have played in many places worldwide, including Japan, Malaysia, France, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Mexico, and Brazil, covering nearly the entire Beatles songbook and material from Beatles members' solo projects.

The band's beginnings included Tuesday night performances at a small venue called Music City in Fountain Valley, as well as regular performances at Disneyland's Tomorrowland Terrace in Anaheim, The Hop in Puente Hills, and Scruffy O’Sheas in Marina del Rey. The core group consisted of McNeil (John Lennon), along with Ardy Sarraf (Paul McCartney), Michael Amador (George Harrison), and Rolo Sandoval (Ringo Starr). Sarraf went on to form Wingsband, a Paul McCartney and Wings tribute act, and Pring created George Harry's Son, a tribute act to celebrate George Harrison's solo material. From 2005 to 2008, The Fab Four brought in a second cast of musicians to help perform a full-stage show six nights a week in Las Vegas, with various members alternating between the casts. Performing as Fab Four Mania, the Vegas cast performed regularly at locations such as the Las Vegas Hilton, The Aladdin, The Sahara, and The Riviera.

In 2013, the Fab Four received an Emmy Award for their PBS special "The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute," filmed at Pechanga Resort & Casino in 2012. They have also been featured as guests and performers several times on the weekly radio show Breakfast with the Beatles, hosted by Chris Carter. As of 2019, the most common lineup consisted of Sarraf (McCartney), Adam Hastings (Lennon), Gavin Pring (Harrison), and Joe Bologna (Starr). The Fab Four has a rotating cast that changes almost every show, allowing them to keep their performances fresh and dynamic.

Some of their notable performances include re-enactments of The Beatles' shows at the Hollywood Bowl and the Le Palais Des Sports in Paris, performing at Ellen's Really Big Show, and a special performance at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. The band has also performed at the official DVD release party for the Miramax edition of A Hard Day’s Night at the Los Angeles House of Blues in 2004 and was featured as a headlining act during Liverpool’s annual Beatleweek in 2004, 2008 and 2011. As of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Fab Four have been live streaming numerous concerts, with Ron McNeil and Rolo Sandoval coming back. They were cast to do the motion-capture performance footage for the 3-D remake of The Beatles animated film classic, "Yellow Submarine." Their cover tracks "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Please Please Me" and "Kansas City" were featured in the biopic "The Linda McCartney Story" in 2000.

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