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PETER CONRAD performs songs by the Beatles (group & solo), the Traveling Wilburys (group & solo), the "British Invasion" era, classic American R&R, and his own original songs, as a solo artist & with his two bands, the TRAVELING BEATLEBURYS & LAUGH!NG RH!NO. His solo performances include an acoustic tribute to the late George Harrison, titled “Harrisongs & More – Handled With Care”.
Peter began playing the guitar in 1964 after seeing the Beatles on the "Ed Sullivan Show, and joined, or formed, the following bands/musical projects: The HAGUE (`68) / CREAMFIELD TRAFFIC (`69) / HEADWATER (`70-72) / "musically inactive" (`73-78) / TOP HAT BAND (`78-82) / BONELESS (`82-83) / The UNEXPECTED (`84-86) / CELLAR DWELLERS (`97-94) / solo acoustic (`94-08) / The PEDESTRIANS (`97-98) / T.B.T.R.T.R. (`97-98) / The PETER CONRAD BAND (aka: PCB) (`98-06) / The TRAVELING BEATLEBURYS (`06-08) / and LAUGH!NG RH!NO (2008).
From 1997 to 2007, Peter hosted the "Electric Open Stage" at The Dolphin Lounge in Gahanna, OH. During those 10 years he hosted over 500 "Open Stages", there and at other venues. To In 1997, he joined The Pedestrians, who released their only CD, "Living On Dreams", that same year. His first solo CD, "Dream Come True," was released in 1999 and in 2002, "Goodbye George" was released as a CD single. In May of 2005, Peter's 2nd solo CD, "Half Alive" was released and in October of 2008 he released the song “113 McCann” as a CD single.
In June of 2002 he was invited by promoter Gary Jacob to perform his song "Goodbye George" in the "Tribute To George Harrison" at the first Abbey Road On The River (AROTR) in Cleveland, OH, and has been a featured regular performer there & it's new home in Louisville, KY, each year since. In November of that same year, he helped organize, host and also performed with PCB, at the Thirsty Ear's "Tribute To George Harrison" show in Grandview, OH, benefiting the Columbus Cancer Clinic.
In 2003 George Harrison's sister, Louise, invited Peter to perform at the benefit concert "It Was 40 Years Ago Today" in Benton, IL, celebrating her brother's first visit and impromptu performance in America in 1963. 4 years later in 2007, Peter was again invited to perform in Benton for the first official “Benton George Harrison Beatle Festival” (BGHBF) with former Four Vest members Gabe McCarty & George Warren, who played with George during his 1963 visit. In 2008, at the second BGHBF, he performed solo and with the local band AfterBeat, opening for the Pete Best Band.From 1998 to 2006, Peter performed over 2,000 gigs as a solo performer & with PCB in the Central OH area. In 2004 & 2005 he performed solo at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England and in London at the Hard Rock Cafe's "Vault". In 2006, he teamed up with fellow AROTR musicians, Sam Pellegrino, Phil Berube & Kevin Ashba to form the TRAVELING BEATLEBURYS, who made their debut at the 2006 AROTR festival. In addition to performing solo & with the Beatleburys, he is a member of the classic rock trio, LAUGH!NG RH!NO, which includes Beatlebury drummer Bruce Goll & bassist/vocalist Bruce Burton.
* ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (Canada) * WARREN BATTS (Bill Haley's Original Comets) * PETE BEST & The PETE BEST BAND (Beatles 1st drummer - Liverpool, UK) * HAL BRUCE (Nova Scotia) * The CRYERS (New Jersey) * The FAB FOUR (Las Vegas & Ontario) * LOUISE HARRISON (sister of George Harrison) * ITCHYCOO PARK (Scotland) * DENNY LAINE (Paul McCartney/Wings & Moody Blues) * SAM LEACH (Beatles 1st Liverpool promoter) * GABE McCARTY & GEORGE WARREN (Four Vests) * IAN MITCHELL (Bay City Rollers) * TIM PIPER & WORKING CLASS HERO (Los Angeles) * GARY QUINN (Leeds, UK) * PAUL SALTZMAN (author & photographer of “The Beatles in Rishikesh”) * BRUCE SPIZER (author & Beatles historian) * TERRY SYLVESTER (Hollies & Swinging Blue Jeans) * The SMITHEREENS (New Jersey) * ALLAN WILLIAMS (Beatles 1st manager) * PETE WAY (UFO) *