Similarities between The Beatles and The Wonders from That Thing You Do!
Their first hit song begins its life as a ballad, but is turned into a peppy, uptempo song.
Drummer is nicknamed after a favorite accessory.
Guitarist's girl is around a lot.
Drummer is replaced before the group catapults to stardom.
Play-Tone has a "Galaxy of Stars", similar to the 1960's practice of one manager having a stable of stars that played in the same shows.
The group changes managers while they are playing local gigs.
The group unofficially takes up residence as the "house band" at a local joint.
Jimmy's stance when playing closely resembles that of John Lennon's.
When the Wonders are on the Hollywood Showcase, when they show each individual member in a closeup, they put their names on the TV. When Jimmy is shown, they have the caption, "Careful girls, he's engaged". They did the same for the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, and when John was shown, they had the caption "Sorry girls, he's married".
The bassist from the group leaves.
Both groups have a name with a play-on-words in it.