Gunnison Oktoberfest

Thanks to The Gunnison Bank and Trust for hosting the 21st annual Oktoberfest, a great community event in downtown Gunnison. The Pete Dunda Polka Band, which has played every Oktoberfest since it’s beginning, had a previous engagement and wasn’t able to perform this year. Doctor Robert, The Beatles tribute band from Crested Butte, Colorado, was happy to fill the spot, playing over two hours of Beatles music for the festivities. Folks of all ages seemed to enjoy our version of Beatles music, and we sure had a great time playing on such a perfect fall afternoon.

Beatles music is difficult to perform if the voice is impaired, as every song is driven by heavy vocals. Despite a three-week bout with laryngitis, Karen was able to play her fourth show since her throat issues began.

We debuted two songs for Gunnison, finishing out the afternoon with “A Day in the Life” from 1967’s “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Here’s a recording of our version from that day:
A Day in the Life

Our second debut featured Mr. Ben Wright on his first lead vocals with Doctor Robert. After two years and 100 songs into this project, Ben came out strong with a stellar version of “Act Naturally” from 1965’s “Help!” album. Here’s our version:
Act Naturally

Dr. Robert also played a few songs that rarely make an appearance at our shows:
I’m a Loser
Bungalow Bill
All Together Now
Got to Get You Into My Life
Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey

We love acoustic Beatles too:
Blackbird
Here Comes the Sun
I’m Only Sleeping
I’ve Just Seen a Face
Love Me Do
Norwegian Wood
Two of Us
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away

And of course no Doctor Robert Beatles Tribute show is complete without some electrified rock n’ roll:
All My Loving
Baby You’re a Rich Man
Back in the USSR
Birthday
Can’t Buy Me Love
Day Tripper
Drive My Car
Get Back
I Feel Fine
I Saw Her Standing There
I Shoulda Known Better
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Money (That’s What I Want)
Penny Lane
Please Please Me
Revolution
She Loves You
Taxman
Tell Me Why
What Goes On
With a Little Help From My Friends

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