First Avenue presents the 38th Curtiss A Tribute to John Lennon

For those of you living in the Twin Cities area that have not heard of this spectacular tribute must be living under a rock. A little background for those of you who are not in the know. The day John Lennon died, Curtiss A was playing a show in town. At the last minute he decided to play some Beatles and John Lennon songs and dedicate the show to John Lennon. This has now become an annual thing on the day of Lennon’s passing. This last show was the 38th in a row.

Curtiss A is always backed up by some of the most incredible musicians the Twin Cities has to offer, including Steve Brantseg of Minneapolis’ own Suburbs and Terry Isachsen of The Flaming Oh’s just to name a few. They try to freshen it up every year by switching the set list around. This year, just like every other year did not disappoint. I believe they ended up playing for 5 hours by the time everything was said and done. They start with the very earliest John Lennon/Beatles songs and work their way all the way through the catalog into John’s solo material. Some of the highlights for me this year were Mr. Moonlight, Everyone’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey and (Just Like) Starting Over. For me, the one thing that would have made the night perfect is if the would have played You’re Gonna Lose That Girl and Piggies. Hopefully next year.

If you are a hard-core Beatles fan or even just a casual one this is a must see show, so mark your calendars for December 8, 2018. You won’t want to miss this incredible show.