Dean Brothers Honors John Lennon

Central New York's Fab Four Hits Smith Opera House

Starting off as a bunch of kids in Skaneateles, the Dean Brothers Band went on to become Central New York’s 'Fab Four'. The three brothers (Bob, John & Peter) and a friend (Holly Gregg) who lived across the street have now earned Hall of Fame honors from the Syracuse Area Music Awards and found a great deal of inspiration from groups such as the Beach Boys, and most importantly, the Beatles.

As kids, they remember the time of the British Invasion and listening to WABC in order to learn about their music and work on their own. They began learning using ukuleles but soon transitioned to guitars.

In 1971, they became full-time musicians playing for five years just playing music and living their dream. They played at bars, colleges and high schools. Their greatest moments they remember is playing at The Brookside, a jam packed, smoke-filled rock-n-roll. 

You can get some real rock-n-roll at the upcoming Finger Lakes Radio Group event "Lennon 77" held at the Smith Opera House at 82 Seneca Street in Geneva. Tickets are $28 at the door and three dollars cheaper if bought online in advance at You can also purchase $50 VIP tickets for preferred seating and a meet and greet with the guests after the show.  

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