The act was established in 1980 and have gone on to play huge, notable shows in the UK and further afield. They were among the artists on the bill at the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002, and have also performed at Glastonbury.
The Bootleg Beatles are currently comprised of Adam Hastings (Lennon), Steve White (Paul McCartney), Stephen Hill (George Harrison), and Gordon Elsmore (Ringo Starr). However, an advert appeared in Music Week this week suggesting that Hastings is set to leave.
Holy fuck, the day of reckoning has finally arrived ???? pic.twitter.com/n7PdoE2RMX
— Matt Wilkinson (@w1lko) February 20, 2018
The ad read: “The world’s premier Beatle band is searching for a new John Lennon. Must have the look, the voice, basic keyboard and rhythm guitar skills.” Applicants are required to send photos, a CV, video and audio to email@example.com.
The band currently have dates booked in the UK and Ireland from February 25 through to the end of 2018.
Earlier this year it was confirmed Lennon’s old motorbike would be put up for sale this spring. The late Beatle‘s bike – a Honda Monkey-Trail Bike XUC 91H – was used by the star between 1969 to 1971 to get around his Tittenhurst Park estate in the Surrey countryside. You can find more details about the bike and the impending sale here.