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Tim Piper's The Shot Heard Round The World

My old friend and world class Beatles tribute artist Tim Piper is releasing a new original song to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles coming to America (The British Invasion). The song is called "The Shot Heard Round The World" which refers to the start of the American Revolutionary War and the original British Invasion. Check out the video at:

Along with Tim's brother, Greg Piper, and keyboardist Morley Bartnoff, they also had the great honor of having Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr's drummer) play drums on the track. Also featured are Kat Raio (the singing voice for "Elmo"), and Clifford Carter (who plays with Letterman's Will Lee as well as other top-notchers) on strings and Hammond B3 organ.

95.5 FM KLOS's Chris Carter will close his next broadcast this weekend of "Breakfast With The Beatles" as the first DJ to play the song. Then, on February 9, Rodney Bingenheimer will play the track on his 50th Beatles anniversary show on 106.7 KROQ FM.

A video of the song can be seen on and will be available on iTunes this Sunday and hopefully this will lead to Tim releasing all the great music I and his other friends have enjoyed over the years but his "Beatles Tribute fans" don't even know exists.

Tim has performed in three different live musical stage shows performing as the late Beatle John Lennon; One Night Only which ran at the Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood, A Day In His Life which was represented by the William Morris Agency and toured the country and his current show Just Imagine which recently finished an extended run at the Hayworth Theater on Wilshire Blvd. in L.A.

After the successful run of his show A Day In His Life a show was written especially for Tim as a follow up called Fanatics. This show was intended to appeal to his Beatles audience and was about an extreme Beatles fan such as Tim who lived his life under their influence but comprised of Tim's very Lennon-McCartney sounding original songs. Not parodies, Tim Piper just naturally has the Lennon-McCartney style and much of the magic in his own original tunes.

The late leader of the very Beatles influenced band, The Knack, Doug Fieger, produced the soundtrack CD to Fanatics as one of his last projects and the music has the authenticity of a great meeting of original Beatles' fan minds. However, Tim does have more material and tends to get excited about his new music rather than what he's done in the past but I'm hoping that the success of The Shot Heard Round The World helps introduce his music that I've loved for years to the public at large, at last.

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