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Kevin Sullivan, who grew up in Portsmouth, delivered a mysterious envelope to John Lennon on Christmas Eve in 1974.

A Christmas Eve delivery to John Lennon

A Christmas Eve delivery to John Lennon

Guitarist Kevin Sullivan of the Beatles cover band Abbey Rhode shared this story — parts of which appear in Albert Goldman’s controversial book, “The Lives of John Lennon” — about his holiday meeting with the ex-Beatle and his then-estranged wife, Yoko Ono, in 1974. At the time Mr. Sullivan, who grew up in Portsmouth, was 24 and

John Flanders, Ray Davis, Mike Jackson and Kevin Sullivan (from left) of the band Abbey Rhode emulate the cover of a similarly named Beatles album from 1969. This Richard W. Dionne photo was taken on Park Avenue last week.

Band relishes challenge of covering The Beatles

PORTSMOUTH — The challenge of being in a band that covers The Beatles? Make just one little mistake, and everyone knows it. “Every little lick, every little drum beat is essential to the song because everybody remembers them; they’re iconic songs,” said Kevin Sullivan, 63, one of the guitarists in the band. “A thousand bands play ‘Johnny