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Sounds Of The 60s Live with Tony Blackburn.
The Troggs were back in the limelight after the success of the cover version of 'Love is All Around' by Wet Wet Wet (for which Reg Presley received three Ivor Novello Awards) but the band initially burst onto the '60s pop scene with 'Wild Thing', which remains one of the most influential records of British pop music. The band have always been remembered for this '60s anthem, but it is just one of their many UK hits, including 'With A Girl Like You', 'I Can't Control Myself', 'Anyway That You Want Me' and 'Give It To Me'. Still featuring founder member and guitarist Chris Britton and bassist Peter Lucas (who first joined the band in 1974) and drummer Dave Maggs, who has been with the band over 25 years. Singer Reg Presley sadly passed away in 2013, but the band now features guest vocalist Chris Allen, formerly of the Denny Laine band and The Animals.
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Animals & Friends
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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Tribute to sixties beat group, The Tremeloes. Featuring long-standing members of The Tremeloes, Joe Gillingham (Keyboards/Vocals), Jeff Brown (Bass Guitar/ Vocals), Phil Wright (Drums/Vocals) and Syd Twynham (Guitar/Vocals).
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Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich
60s popsters with all their classic hits including Hold Tight, Bend It and Save Me. Dave Dee sadly passed away in January 2009, but Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich continue to tour together throughout Europe.
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The mid-'60s music scene was dominated by British groups, many of which became household names. From their beginning in Manchester, in April 1964, the band has chalked up over 23 Top Twenty single records, 10 hit albums, 3 major movies and countless television shows and concert tours all over the world - with total record sales of over 75 million. Their 'Golden Oldies' make up a large part of their show, with their fans singing along to Silhouettes, No Milk Today and Sunshine Girl.
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Vanity Fare play the hits 'Hitchin’ A Ride', 'I Live For The Sun' and 'Early In The Morning'.
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Dave Berry & The Cruisers
Sixties pop band still doing the rounds and recreating all the fun of the times with hits such as 'The Crying Game', 'Little Things', 'Baby its You'.
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One of Scotland's most successful and long lasting groups. Their cover of the Beatles' Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da was their big number one and charted for 20 weeks in 1968. They were making hits right up to 1976 when Falling Apart At The Seams reached number 9 in the UK charts. In between that time they spent 120 more weeks in the charts with Reflections and Loving Things.
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Roy G Hemmings
Former member of the '70s version of soul superstars The Drifters.
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The Fortunes are one of the UK's premier harmony groups. A string of hit records including You've Got Your Troubles, Here It Comes Again and Freedom Come Freedom Go, have stood the test of time and still top the play-lists on any radio station. Ask any '60s group who they most admire for their vocal talents and The Fortunes would come out on top. Their last CD sold over 100,000 copies and 'It's The Real Thing' Coca Cola advert is, of course, sung by The Fortunes.
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The Swinging Blue Jeans
With stalwarts Alan Lovell (lead vocal/guitar) and Pete Oakman (bass/vocals) the group have become synonymous with having a great time and working up a party atmosphere that will have everyone up on their feet and dancing. The Swinging Blue Jeans stormed the charts worldwide with Hippy Hippy Shake and other major hits including Good Golly Miss Molly, You're No Good and Don't Make Me Over. Alan Lovell and Pete Oakman front the band. Pete was leader of the Bruvvers and wrote Picture Of You for Joe Brown, so you will also hear a taste of their other memorable hits.
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'60s pop and rock band who were the backing group for Billy Fury. They topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with the phenomenally successful hit Telstar and went on to release a string of organ-and-guitar led instrumental singles produced by the eccentric Joe Meek. Dave Watts, sixties Tornado organist, Shaun Corrigan from 60's chart toppers the Symbols.
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60s hit recording stars The Dakotas are Ronnie Ravey on lead vocals, Toni Baker on keyboards, Alan Clare on lead guitar, Pete Hilton on drums and Marius Jones on bass. The Dakotas along with Billy J Kramer, had a number of chart hits in the 60s including Do You Want to Know a Secret, Bad to Me, I'll Keep You Satisfied, Little Children, From a Window, The Cruel Sea and Trains & Boats & Planes.
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Since originally forming as the Four Jays in 1959, the Fourmost have remained continuously active on the UK and European 60’s music scene. Whilst the band’s formation has changed over the years the look and sound of the band has remained authentic and true to its heritage, contributing to its success and longevity. The Fourmost had its roots steeped in the eclectic 1960’s Mersey beat boom and was part of the Brian Epstein stable along with The Beatles, Billy J Kramer, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Cilla Black and others. The band has evolved from enjoying 1960’s chart hits such as Hello Little Girl (no.9) and A Little Loving (no.6) and less popular songs as I’m In Love (17), Baby I Need Your Lovin (24), Girls Girls Girls (33) and a cover of George Formby’s Auntie Maggie’s Remedy which failed to chart in the UK. During the 1970’s and the early 1980’s like many of its peers, The Fourmost played mainly on the cabaret circuit as it struggled to compete for appeal with disco, funk, glam rock and punk. Since the mid 1980’s The Fourmost has enjoyed a golden era as part of the wider 1960’s revival scene and now appear throughout the UK and Europe playing at theatre's, holiday parks and 60's festivals to a diverse fan base. The Fourmost are one of the most authentic 1960's bands currently on the circuit today, from their Vox amps, Rickenbacker guitars and Ludwig drums down to their Italian made slim-fitted suits and Cuban heel boots.
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The Union Gap UK
For many years now The Union Gap UK has gained great success on the 60's circuit playing at all the major festivals, theatres, holiday centres etc throughout the UK and Europe. The band has worked extensively to put together a repertoire of classic songs from the '60s and '70s, which they perform either in the original form or in their own unique style – many of which appear on their various studio albums. The band have also devoted a great deal of time and effort to perfect their concert sound, which is always complimented upon wherever they appear. The Union Gap UK today are:Tom Harding, Simon Paul, Mike Ellis and Paul Grogan.
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The New Casuals
The New Casuals play music made famous in the 1960s. A really talented 5 piece band of experienced musicians taking you back to that magical decade that was "the 60s". The band have devoted a great deal of time and effort to create a 60s "complete professional Show" and by working with artists delivering music from the same era they deliver a superb sonic experience not to be missed.
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Since 1969 The Cufflinks have been touring the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, visiting festivals, theatres, holiday parks, cruises and island tours. This endearing 60's vocal harmony band have obviously endured certain personnel changes over the years but still retain strong connections with the era with two of the original members. Their bus rolls on in endless travel ~ never failing to keep the spirit of the 1960's alive and you pleasurably entertained.
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The New Mindbenders, Ray Martin's Jam with The Band, Spencer James (The Seachers)
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