This evening, Houston's Picture Book will headline a tribute to former local musician Stephen Adams, a member of the Dreambreakers who passed away from chronic pulmonary disease last month.
Adams, 57, suffered a stroke in 2005 and had been living in a rehabilitation center in E. St. Louis, Ill., since 2006, also played in several other local bands, including Vanylla Myst, the Warped Factor, Alec Sanders' Rag Band Time, the Seven and Tesseract. The Dreambreakers won Best Cover Band in the 2002 Houston Press Music Awards.
According to his cousin, Charlotte Weaver, tributes to Adams have been pouring in from several people, including his high school friend Dave Blassingame, who credited him with the idea for the live orchestral recreations of Beatles albums Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road. The performance of Abbey Road May 28 at Discovery Green will be dedicated to Adams' memory.
Tonight's tribute show at the Pachinko Hut on the Continental Club patio is free, and Adams' family asks that people please remember him by donating to the Musicians' Benevolent Society of Houston.