Tue 25th Feb at 7:30pm
Ultimate Rhythm & Blues - 50th Anniversary Tour
@ Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham
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Ultimate Rhythm & Blues - 50th Anniversary Tour: The Zombies + Animals & Friends + The Yardbirds + Spencer Davis + Maggie Bell
With an amazing line-up that had 37 hit records in the UK charts for over 300 weeks, you are guaranteed an unforgettable night. Go and celebrate 50 years of Rhythm and Blues with the artists that shaped music for generations to come.
Don't miss this chance to hear the musical revolution of 1964!
Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone, two true stalwarts of classy English pop, have reunited after three decades under the moniker of their former outfit, The Zombies. Their reunion has been enthusiastically embraced by the public, thanks to a hot band, some superlative new material, and a stage repertoire that draws heavily upon their much-cherished catalogue of Zombies and solo hits.
In their day, the Zombies were one of the few English bands of the 1960s that enjoyed true global popularity, with two American number ones, chart records throughout the rest of the world, and a deep and lasting affection for their music. Dominated by Colin's breathy vocals, choral backup harmonies, and Rod's shining jazz and classical influenced organ and piano, the band sounded utterly unique for its era.
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Featuring John Steel and Mick Gallagher of The Animals, plus Danny Handley and Roberto Ruiz.
The Animals were the second British band to top the American charts after The Beatles with the now multi-million selling and legendary anthem, 'House of the Rising Sun'. The band subsequently achieved over twenty global Top Ten hit records, many of which gained the Number One slot. In Britain alone, the band had no less than twelve chart entries.
After almost 60 years, the legend still grows…
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Classic blues rock band who came out of retirement in 1992 after being inducted into America's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their high quality music speaks for itself with hits such as 'For Your Love', 'Heart Full of Soul' and 'Shape of Things'. The Yardbirds are: Jim McCarty (drums), Ben King (lead guitar), Chris Dreja (rhythm guitar), Andy Mitchell (lead vocals/harmonica) and David Smale (bass guitar).
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Creator of the famed Spencer Davis Group in 1963 and has had close to a dozen top 10 hit songs, including Gimme Some Lovin', 'Somebody Help Me', 'I'm A Man', and 'Keep On Runnin'.
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Vocally regarded as Britain's answer to Janis Joplin, Maggie Bell, founder member of Stone The Crows and singer of the hit, 'Hold Me' with B. A. Robertson returned to the UK music scene in 2006 and performed live at Led Zeppelin's one off reunion concert at London O2 in November 2007. Bell sang the end credits theme for the late 1970s ITV detective drama Hazell, with lyrics written by Judy Forrest and music by Andy Mackay. Her song "No Mean City", written by Mike Moran, was the theme music to the TV crime drama Taggart. She also appeared in a single episode of Taggart called "Evil Eye" in 1990, playing a gypsy fortune teller named Effie Lambie who is murdered early in the episode.
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