Apple - A Tribute to the Beatles
Beatlemania's success began in 1977 when Joe Salamone formed "The Britins" in Milwaukee WI, an extremely popular group that quickly landed a half-hour TV special. Tours for this group included the mid-west as well as many areas of Mexico. The next effort was "Bootleg" in 1980. Keeping half the group intact and joining up with two local musicians in Atlanta, GA, they played all over the southern US. After a move West in 1982, "Apple" was formed, continuing the Beatlemania shows from California to Florida, Pennsylvania to Wyoming, with huge success in the ski resorts of Colorado. The popularity of "Apple" took them beyond Vail, Keystone and Aspen to Guam, the Philippines, Japan, Korea, Okinawa, Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf.
Great attention to detail has been instilled in their re-creation of The Beatles music and voices. Fans all over the world have shown their appreciation for these shows time after time, leading the group to be asked to share the stage with notable acts including: The Temptations, The Four Tops, Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Guess Who, America, Three Dog Night, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and other top musical groups. In 1996 the group was asked to perform for British Airways to announce their direct flights from San Diego and Phoenix to London, and on January 8, 1997, Apple was given the honor to perform at the "Borgata" in Scottsdale with the John Lennon International Art Collection.