Thursday, March 27, 2008

Beatle buddies offer feast for The Fest

Ken Mansfield and Nancy Lee Andrews, two people who were well-acquainted with The Beatles, will provide a feast for Beatles fans this weekend at a popular annual festival.

The two will headline the 34th New York Metro Fest for Beatles Fans this weekend. The festival starts Friday, March 28 at the New Jersey Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus. More than 6,000 fans are expected for the three-day extravaganza, which also includes Pattie Boyd Harrison, Denny Laine, Denny Seiwell and Laurence Juber.

Mansfield, the former U.S. Manager for Apple Records, will be on hand to promote his new all-music tome, The White Book (Thomas Nelson, $22.95).

Photographer Nancy Lee Andrews, who was Ringo Starr's former girlfriend and fiance, will be promoting A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll, a photographic essay of the 1970s. (Dalton Watson Fine Books, $69.99)

It will be a first-time Fest appearance for the two.

The festival will be held from March 28 through 30. Registration is $32 for Friday and $47 for Saturday or Sunday. Children 6 through 12 get in for half price; children under 5 are free. Special rates are available for multiple days. For more information, call 1-866-THE-FEST, or visit

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