This is the letter and response (which was written on the back of the original) to submit my band for The Beatlefest Battle of The Bands in 1990.
I would like to enter my band in the Los Angeles Beatlefest Battle of the bands. We call ourselves “Rubber Soul”. Our band consists of 4 people and we will be singing 4 songs. The following are the names of our band members:
Jamie Flam - 14 - Bass Guitar (me)(male)
Michael Wynar - 13 - Guitar
Anthony Was - 12 - Drums
Gabe Witcher - 12 - Guitar
Please write to me or call me with you receive this. My address is: XXXX, Granada Hills, CA, 91344.
You can reach me at (818) 368-1542 (4:00-9:00)
We need to know where to meet and what to do so make sure you get back to me.
JAMIE FLAM (peace sign)
You are entered under the name “Revolution” - someone else is “Rubber Soul.” You need to bring - drum sticks, guitars, and guitar cords, and everyone needs a ticket to get in. The contest is Sunday at 6:00 - You will be allowed to do 2 or 3 songs Meet at the Grand Ballroom on Sunday afternoon.
-Gender identity was an important issue to me and my demanding 14 year old self.
-OF COURSE the band name Rubber Soul was already taken. It looks like they just assigned us Revolution, but I’m assuming there was a phone call to work out the details before this confirmation was sent.
-We performed “Bad Boy” and “Oh Darling!”
-For the record, we took second place after a run-off. We lost to reigning champs Glass Onion. They were really great. I got them to sign my White Album CD box.
-Our drummer Anthony was the son of celebrated record producer and musician Don Was of "Was (Not Was)” of Walk The Dinosaur fame.
-Michael and Gabe have gone on to have amazing careers as musicians. I went with comedy. I should have kept playing.