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The Bachelors & Vera Lynn Story
October 13 @ 1:30 pm
THE BACHELORS still featuring original founding members Con & Dec Cluskey.
The Bachelors (originally from Dublin) had eighteen hit records in the UK charts throughout the 1960s and selling millions of records around the world and 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 with “Diane” and “Charmaine” reaching No2, and many successful albums.
The UK market was very demanding on The Bachelors time, with the long seasons booked in the top theatres in London and around the country, which left little time for promotion in the US, apart from a couple of appearances on the Ed Sullivan show and the Johnny Carson show, plus some of the other top TV shows there.
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 one of the top acts in the UK and in big demand for the top theatre and cabaret venues, appearing in Summer Season at the famous ‘Opera House’ in Blackpool, one of Gt. Britain’s premier theatres.
The last few years were taken up with recording, getting into the Album Charts at No. 5, European Cruises, theatre and cabaret shows in the UK. and throughout the world.
THE VERA LYNN STORY
Lorrie Brown is the UK No.1 Vera Lynn tribute, winning a National Tribute Award from the Agents Association of GB. She is also endorsed by Dame Vera Lynn herself, who, after hearing of Lorrie’s award, asked to meet her. She has seen Lorrie perform and says her show is ‘Superb’. Lorrie has been performing her show for over 25yrs and has played all around the UK, including the Blackpool Opera House twice, St David’s Hall in Cardiff and even West Ham FC at half time on Remembrance Sunday in 2009. Lorrie will transport you back to the days when the songs has beautiful lyrics and melodies, dressed in her authentic ENSA uniform.
The show will have you on your feet waving your flags with pride with some of the classic songs from the 1940’s, including of course, We’ll Meet Again
This show is Reserved Seating with a Licenced Bar at rear of hall – open throughout concert.
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