Friday, January 4, 2013

The WannaBeatles to Host 'Betty White 91st Birthday Bash'

By Chuck Whiting
MCAU Editor

           NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 2013) – The popular Beatles tribute band The WannaBeatles will celebrate Betty White's 91st birthday with a special concert from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 17 (Thursday) at 3rd and Lindsley, 818 Third Ave. S. in downtown Nashville.

            The band will salute the star with a performance of their new song, "Oh Betty! (The Betty White Song)" and favorite Beatles classics from the 1960s. The audience also will enjoy performances by the golden-haired Betty White Dancers. Fans will sing "Happy Birthday" to Betty at 7:30 p.m.

            Fans are encouraged to videotape their own special "Betty Birthday Greeting" and let the world know why "I like Betty". The most creative video will win a lucky contestant a personalized autograph photo from Betty herself and a complimentary meal at Puckett's Grocery. To post a video message, visit .

            "The WannaBeatles have a unique connection to Betty through our recent experience at the Grammys," said band member Dennis Scott. "'The Betty White Song' was a way for us to tell our story and have some fun with Betty. As the lyric goes, 'She's saucy, sexy, savvy, and sweet...', and we are only too glad to be part of the Betty bandwagon."

            Admission to the "Betty White 91st Birthday Bash" is $10 at the door.  Part of the proceeds will benefit the Nashville Humane Association (Betty loves animals). A special table will be set up to accept contributions and donated items for dogs, cats and other pets. The concert is being promoted by Hippie Radio 94.5-FM.

            The WannaBeatles walked the Grammy Red Carpet last year, but they lost to the invincible (beloved) Betty White. Not to be outdone, the band decided to honor the star with a new song and video. "Oh Betty!", which was released in September, features The WannaBeatles as a '60s-styled singing quartet and Evelyn Ford as a Betty White imposter.  The video is available for viewing at or at .  The song is available at .


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