February 16, 2012
Cruisin' With the Beatles -- a ride on Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012
The man behind the just-concluded Beatles Tribute Cruise, Woody Lifton, says the 2012 edition, which ran from Feb. 4-11 and was highlighted by seven concerts in seven nights for 200 Beatle fans, began with a surprise.*"Stepping in as George for the house tribute band Revolution was Jimmy Pou, who I consider to be the best George Harrison impersonator in the world," he said. "Jimmy is an old friend of mine and we hit it off right from the start."Lifton said he approached Tim Piper, who plays John Lennon and was the leader of Revolution, and asked him if former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber and former Ringo Starr producer Mark Hudson could join the band on stage for a few numbers. He agreed and that night the trio played on three songs with Revolution. Lifton says the party went on until until the wee hours of the morning.