The Bachelors (originally from Dublin) had eighteen hit records in the UK charts throughout the 1960s. Selling millions of records around the world they became one of the top acts, both in recording and stage entertainment.
In 1964, The Bachelors put more records into the UK top ten than The Beatles. They were probably the biggest record sellers, showing for an amazing 77 weeks in the UK charts, compared to The Beatles 50 weeks, plus reaching number one, with titles ‘Diane’ and ‘I Believe’.
Many hits followed throughout the world, especially in the Far East and Australia, plus having hit singles in the US billboard charts and many successful albums.
The UK market was very demanding on The Bachelors time, with the long seasons booked in the top theatres around the country, which left little time for promotion in the US, apart from occasional appearances on the Ed Sullivan show and the Johnny Carson show, plus some other top US TV shows.
The Bachelors enjoyed great success through the seventies to mid-eighties, but opinions within the group were conflicting. The choice was to continue or to update with modern ideas.
Founder members Con & Dec Cluskey, the progressive ones, dismissed John Stokes in 1984. The successful result of this is now obvious, as Con & Dec ‘The Bachelors’ are once again in demand for top theatre and cabaret venues, and appearing in Summer Season at the famous ‘Opera House’ in Blackpool.
The 76th release, ‘Swinging Bachelors’ is now on sale and they are working on their 77th recording.
And now they are to be creating an afternoon of musical memories, stories, anecdotes, sing-a-longs with a hint of Irish blarney and more!
As OEP Live! are pleased to present “The Bachelors” at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds on Saturday 3rd June 2017, 1.45pm. This show really is not to be missed!
For more information or tickets call the Box Office on 01284 758000 or visit www.theapex.co.uk.