He did the now infamous "Opportunity Knocks" intro
He floored the audience with his blazing guitar solo
(above) BEATLEMANIA BUNK 1980
Like Jimmy Pou and Tom Teeley,
Special thanx to Steve Landes and Lisa Wagner for all her help, 1964
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Bob Miller on stage in a Calgary BEATLEMANIA show
|20 Questions with BOB MILLER:
Q: Where are you from originally?
Q: How did you hear about BEATLEMANIA auditions?
Q: Had you been impersonating George Harrison before you became
involved with the show?
Q: What was your audition experience for BEATLEMANIA like? eg:
was the room full of Beatle impersonators, or was it just you and a music
Q: How old were you when you were accepted into the show?
Q: What was your first experience on stage as
George in front of an audience like?
Q: How many years were you with the show?
Q: I saw you perform at the GREEK Theater in Los Angeles
back in the summer of 1979 or 80. My hi-school buddies and I spent
all summer making Sgt. Pepper suits for that show in the hopes that we
could impress someone enough to meet the band after the show. It
didn't work. But we did get to see you introduce the Paul (I can't
remember if it was Don or Joey) with the famous "opportunity knocks" intro,
that at that time, only die-hard fans would have connected with.
Awesome! That attention to detail started a hopeful buz within our
group that you would break with show tradition and play the ALBUM version
of LET IT BE and the end of the show, which of course you did. It
thrilled us all to no end!!! Were you ever able to Bend-the-rules
a bit with other performances?
Q: The show seemed very "PAUL SONG" heavy with
no George songs at all. What was the reason for this? Was this
hard or frustrating for you as a performer? It seemed as if
the PAUL's had to carry pretty much the entire second act of the show.
Q: Were there ever any accidents on stage say during
costume changes? eg: trips and falls, etc.
Q: If you had any, what was the most embarrassing moment
on stage? Power outage? Flubbed lyrics? Sneezes? etc.
Q: What was your favorite part of the show?
Q: What was your least favorite? And WHY?
Q: Who did you enjoy working with the most?
Q: Where did you enjoy performing the most? (What city,
country, theatre, etc.)
Q: Did you play vintage instruments and use vintage equipment
for the show?
Q: If you were trapped on a desert island with only one
instrument, which would it be?
Q: We know that supposedly none of the original Beatles
ever saw the show live, but some people from the Beatles camp (other than
attorneys) did see it. Do you recall who?
Q: Did any celebrities ever come to any of your shows?
If so, name a few that may come to mind.
Q: Did you ever meet any of the real Beatles?
Q: Do you still perform with other alumni?
Q: I had heard that you conducted an orchestra for
a show featuring your old bandmates "1964". How was that? I
understand that you strapped on a guitar for the finale' of that show!
Q: All in all, looking back, how was the Beatlemania experience
Q: You've had quite a busy non-beatle music career as well.
Care to fill us in on the old resume a bit?