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PETER CONRAD performs songs by the Beatles (group & solo), the Traveling Wilburys (group & solo), the "British Invasion" era, classic American R&R, and his own original songs, as a solo artist & with his two bands, the TRAVELING BEATLEBURYS & LAUGH!NG RH!NO. His solo performances include an acoustic tribute to the late George Harrison, titled “Harrisongs & More – Handled With Care”.
Peter began playing the guitar in 1964 after seeing the Beatles on the "Ed Sullivan Show, and joined, or formed, the following bands/musical projects: The HAGUE (`68) / CREAMFIELD TRAFFIC (`69) / HEADWATER (`70-72) / "musically inactive" (`73-78) / TOP HAT BAND (`78-82) / BONELESS (`82-83) / The UNEXPECTED (`84-86) / CELLAR DWELLERS (`97-94) / solo acoustic (`94-08) / The PEDESTRIANS (`97-98) / T.B.T.R.T.R. (`97-98) / The PETER CONRAD BAND (aka: PCB) (`98-06) / The TRAVELING BEATLEBURYS (`06-08) / and LAUGH!NG RH!NO (2008).
From 1997 to 2007, Peter hosted the "Electric Open Stage" at The Dolphin Lounge in Gahanna, OH. During those 10 years he hosted over 500 "Open Stages", there and at other venues. To In 1997, he joined The Pedestrians, who released their only CD, "Living On Dreams", that same year. His first solo CD, "Dream Come True," was released in 1999 and in 2002, "Goodbye George" was released as a CD single. In May of 2005, Peter's 2nd solo CD, "Half Alive" was released and in October of 2008 he released the song “113 McCann” as a CD single.
In June of 2002 he was invited by promoter Gary Jacob to perform his song "Goodbye George" in the "Tribute To George Harrison" at the first Abbey Road On The River (AROTR) in Cleveland, OH, and has been a featured regular performer there & it's new home in Louisville, KY, each year since. In November of that same year, he helped organize, host and also performed with PCB, at the Thirsty Ear's "Tribute To George Harrison" show in Grandview, OH, benefiting the Columbus Cancer Clinic.
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