Beatles Tribute Band “The Fab Faux” Performs Live an Amazingly Exact Replica of the Original Abbey Road Medley

The Bea­t­les played their last sta­di­um gig in August, 1966 at Can­dle­stick Park, then stopped tour­ing alto­geth­er. At least pub­licly, they claimed that their new songs, com­ing off of intri­cate­ly-pro­duced albums like Revolver and Sgt. Pep­per, were just too hard to per­form live.

Enter The Fab Faux, the great­est of all Bea­t­les cov­er bands.

Fea­tur­ing Will Lee (bassist for the Late Show with David Let­ter­man), Jim­my Vivi­no (band­leader for Conan), Rich Pagano, Frank Agnel­lo, and Jack Petruzzel­li, The Fab Faux is all about one thing– per­form­ing live the most accu­rate repro­duc­tion of The Bea­t­les’ reper­toire. That includes songs that The Bea­t­les nev­er played live, and par­tic­u­lar­ly songs off of the intri­cate lat­er albums.

Above, you can watch them in action, play­ing the extend­ed med­ley (16 min­utes) that graces the sec­ond side of Abbey Road. Before you watch it, here are a cou­ple things you need to know:

This Fab Faux record­ing of most of side two of ‘Abbey Road’ is a live, in-the-stu­dio per­for­mance for a two-cam­era video shoot.… In the end, there were only three minor gui­tar fix­es and each sec­tion was record­ed in no more than three takes (most were two). There are NO added over­dubs with­in this per­for­mance. The audio is pure — and mixed by Joe Chin­ni­ci.

The video was orig­i­nal­ly record­ed for The Howard Stern Show. If you want to get a feel for how well The Fab Faux nailed it, watch their ver­sion played along­side the orig­i­nal below:

Relat­ed Con­tent

Audio: The Bea­t­les Play Their Final Con­cert at Can­dle­stick Park, 1966

Take a Vir­tu­al Tour of Abbey Road Stu­dios, Cour­tesy of the New Google Site “Inside Abbey Road”

A Short Film on the Famous Cross­walk From the Bea­t­les’ Abbey Road Album Cov­er

Hear the Iso­lat­ed Vocal Tracks for The Bea­t­les’ Cli­mac­tic 16-Minute Med­ley on Abbey Road

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  • Shannon says:

    I have to admit I con­sid­er myself more of a Bea­t­les fan than a Stones fan. How­ev­er, I nev­er real­ly had much regard for Ringo’s and George’s play­ing. I guess I nev­er watched the Bea­t­les live. So watch­ing this, I get a sense of real­ly how musi­cal those two were. Mea cul­pa, G+R. Great video. Fan­tas­tic sound.

  • Rich_Greene_LA says:

    I saw them play this LIVE last year when they did the whole Abbey Road album. Incred­i­ble. It gave me goose­bumps.

  • Vannie Warren says:

    These guys are amaz­ing. I play in a Bea­t­les trib­ute band as well so to hear the Fab Faux’s amaz­ing repro­duc­tion is a real treat. I real­ly hate to nit­pick but the cow­bell pat­tern on Poly­thene Pam is off though. Keep up the great work gen­tle­men.

  • Dean Bagdasarian says:

    DAMN. WTF What else can I say. HOLY F#$K

  • Ted Mills says:

    This is awe­some stuff, no won­der Dan is now assem­bling a cov­ers list! My only dis­ap­point­ment is that the cam­era does­n’t seem to know where to be for all the good bits!

  • James Demestihas says:

    watch their roof top per­for­mance again.….….….….…… we for­get how good they were

  • William says:

    These guys are near­ly flaw­less. Amaz­ing.

    Bill Frisell played a con­cert fea­tur­ing the songs of John Lennon a few years back. It’s bril­liant stuff.

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