Photo by Curt Yeomans
Jonesboro City Council Member Randy Segner (left) talks to fellow Council member Pat Sebo on Monday about the city hosting a proposed one-off summer concert, featuring an Atlanta-area Beatles cover band, called The Buggs.
They may not exactly be Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, but Jonesboro City Council member Randy Segner says Atlanta-based Beatles cover band, The Buggs, are pretty close to the real thing.
They’ve been together as a band for approximately eight years and they dress like The Beatles. They also sing The Beatles’ songs, including “She Loves You,” “Penny Lane, “Yesterday” and “A Hard Day’s Night” are part of their repertoire. But the thing is, they are not the real McCoy. They are recent college graduates who bill themselves as “The” Beatles tribute band for the Atlanta area.
“They’ve been playing for awhile, but it's starting to become more of a moneymaker for them,” said Segner, whose second cousin, Charles Boehmig, plays Paul McCartney for the band. “They all have other jobs, but they are really good and they play at Atlantic Station one Friday of every month.”
Segner is pitching a concert by The Buggs, in Jonesboro, to his fellow council members and he has gotten a lot of interest from them in return. He is pitching the concert to take place July 28, at Lee Street Park, in Jonesboro. The council is scheduled to vote on approving the concert during its business meeting on Monday, at 7 p.m., at the Jonesboro Police Department, at 170 South Main Street.
The councilman said he hopes the concert could lead to a rebirth of the city’s defunct Summer concert Series, which was eliminated after the 2010 series as part of budget cuts in the town.
“The [city’s recent] jazz concert went off so well that we should try it again, except this time it wouldn’t be jazz that’s performed,” Segner told his fellow council members.