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Roy Orbison & The Beatles: Tribute Concert

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One of my fondest memories from childhood, was spontaneously entering a shopping centre karaoke competition.

I must have been about 8 years old, and all that my little ears had been exposed to music wise was whatever my parents used to listen to. So 1960s Rock n Roll was at the top of my musical radar.

So of course, when asked to pick a song, I didn't go for Darryl Braithwaite's 'Horses' or some Kylie and Jason which would have been right up my ally at the time, instead I opted for Roy Orbison's 'Pretty Woman'.

I remember when the growling part of the song came up, I simply sang (fairly un-enthusiastically) the words "Grr" as they were written on screen.

But, low and behold, I won the competition that day and was the proud new owner of a Milo Compilation Mix Tape - featuring
Darryl Braithwaite's 'Horses' of course. I always thought that maybe the judges felt sorry for that little 8 year old's taste in music.

But now, come to think of it, they probably loved it.

Years later, Roy Orbison is still one of the most loved singers of the 60s, and I think it's fair to say, of all time. His distinctive voice and emotional ballads were the source of his rising success and stellar career.

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His popular singles to note were "Only The Lonely," "Crying," and of course "Oh, Pretty Woman".

In 1988, Roy joined the supergroup Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, who went on to release hits like 'End of the Line' and 'Handle with Care.'

Sadly, in December of 1988 he died of a heart attack. What will never be forgotten is his distinctive voice, powerful ballads, and those dark sunglasses.

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Now, The Beatles don't need too much of an introduction. An English rock band formed in the 1960s, they're one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music.

The talented four piece was of course made up of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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What was then called "Beatlemania" took the world by storm, and from that group came some of the greatest songs of all time. Some of their hits included "She Loves You," "Can't Buy Me Love" and "Help"

So, what is it that these two huge musical influences have in common? Quite a bit actually.

They're both big on Rock n Roll, they were both dominant in the 1960s, and they are both part of an Internationally acclaimed Tribute show that is making its way to Perth.

You can relive the magic of these two great artists and their music as they hit the Burswood Dome on Saturday October 22.

After sold out concerts all over the world, Australia now has the opportunity to be blown away by this show of epic proportions.

Dean Bourne will be paying tribute to Roy Orbison, and has been described as the 'new Roy Orbison' with a huge likeness to the man himself physically and vocally.

The Beatles tribute are internationally recognised as one of the most authentic tributes to the Fab Four, and no doubt you'll believe it when you see them at the show.

These five legends will perform over 40 International hits, one after the other in a 'must see' for Rock n Roll fans alike.

The show starts at 8:00pm, and tickets are on sale now through Ticketek.

Prices start at $59.90 for Seniors, $69.90 for A Reserve, and $79.90 for VIP Reserve.

The Roy Orbison and The Beatles tribute show is a sensational tribute to two of the world's finest artists.

So if you want to see something that's around five times better than my shopping centre karaoke, this is the show to see.
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Why? A sensational tribute to two of the world's finest artists.
When: Saturday October 22, 2011
Where: Burswood Theatre, Burswood, WA
Cost: From $59.90
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