Thursday, February 5, 2004

Area Beatles fan club keeps itself together



The Cincinnati Enquirer

The world doesn't have the Beatles anymore, but Cincinnati still has a Beatles fan club. Beatles Boosters is a group of fans who were members of Dusty's Beatles Booster Club in the '60s.

That club eventually disbanded, but it was reborn when Linda Andriot got motivated in 1996 and teamed with a core group of fellow fans to form the Beatles Breakfast Club (which shortly after reverted back to Beatles Boosters).

Today the club maintains a Web site (beatlesboosters.tripod.com) that lists names of original members, with as many of their current addresses as they could find.

"We're always looking to update more of them, but it's difficult because we were teenagers then, and most of the women have different last names now," Andriot says.

The club still holds at least one event a month.

"For February (15th), we have our annual meeting, then dinner and a performance by the tribute group Eight Days a Week at Jack Quinn's," Andriot says.

"In March (12th), we're doing a sing-along at Zen and Now Book Cafe where people will bring guitars and we'll sing our favorites. We even did a group trip to London in 1999,and we'll be doing another one not too far off. Can you tell we're all still serious fans?"




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