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Beatlemania’s Boys in the Band

John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, 18 May 1978

JOE PECORINO, A small, affable young man who earns his living by pretending to be John Lennon in the successful stage production, Beatlemania, denies that he is fed up with being applauded for pretending to be John Lennon rather than for being himself. Pecorino is sitting in a Chinese restaurant with the other three members of Beatlemania’s original cast, who brought their Beatle imitations to Los Angeles’ Shubert Theater seven months after they opened the show on Broadway.

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