They say ‘if you can remember the 60’s then you weren’t really there’, well whether you were there or not you can relive those glory days of golden music at the brilliant Sixties Gold concert at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne on Wednesday 19 October.
Featuring a stunning line-up which includes; The Searchers who sold over 50 million records world-wide! Brian Poole and Tremeloes, Wayne Fontana, PJ Proby and special guest direct from America Gary Puckett and Union Gap.
For lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up. With tickets already selling fast the box office manager says ‘book now’.
From Liverpool, where it all started, and tipped to be as big as The Beatles, beat group, The Searchers’ first single went to No. 1 and led to five more Top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks in the charts. Worldwide sales are phenomenal and exceed an incredible 50 million. They were an integral part of the Merseybeat scene in the 60’s whose mega-hits include: Sweets for my Sweets, Needles and Pins, When You Walk in the Room.
Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, featuring original members Brian Poole, Chip Hawkes and Dave Munden - the band that broke the Liverpool stranglehold with 21 hits and 220 weeks in the UK charts with hits including; Do you Love Me, and Silence is Golden.
This beat group who were heavily influenced by Buddy Holly originated from Dagenham and urban legend has it that in 1962 the record label Decca auditioned two groups; Brian Poole & The Tremeloes (who Decca signed) and another band from Liverpool who were rejected - called the Beatles!
Controversial, ponytailed P.J. Proby, whose trouser splitting performances in 1965 shocked the nation, was a Melody Maker teen idol award winner in 1964 and spent 91 weeks in the charts. Wayne Fontana, originally from Manchester, spent over 75 weeks in the British charts with hits such as Game Of Love, Um Um Um Um Um and Pamela Pamela. With special Guest and direct from America, Gary Puckett & Union Gap whose classic first single Young Girl was a worldwide No. 1 hit.
Don’t miss Sixties Gold at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne on Wednesday 19 October, tickets £33.50, to book or for more information call the box office on 01323 412000 or online.