SIX legendary names take to the Palace Theatre stage next month for The Sensational 60s Experience.
Starring Mike Pender (original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, New Amen Corner and The Fourmost it’s going to be an evening of non-stop hits including Needles and Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Hippy Hippy Shake, Bend Me Shape Me, A Little Loving plus many more.
Mike Pender is the voice of The Searchers, one of the greats to have come out of Liverpool with a rich vocal talent so evident in songs like Needles and Pins.
There were, of course, many other hits that feature not only Mike’s vocals, but also his equally distinctive 12-string ‘jangly’ guitar sound that became such a feature of The Searchers’ recordings.
With over 50 years of success in the business Mike is still touring worldwide performing The Searchers million selling hits such as Sugar and Spice, Sweets For My Sweet, Don’t Throw Your Love Away and When You Walk In The Room.
Chris Farlowe. Originally Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds started out in the late 50s later moving on to perform all over Europe and he’s still going strong today.
His hits include classics like Out Of Time, Handbags and Glad Rags (which was also released by Rod Stewart as a single) Mr Pitiful, All Or Nothing plus many more.
Throughout the mid-60s Herman’s Hermits proved to be a dominating force worldwide chalking up 23 top 20 singles, 10 hit albums and three major movies from 1964, and have sold 75 million records worldwide.
The Swinging Blue Jeans have a history that spans back to the 1960s. Over the years their hit singles Hippy Hippy Shake, You’re No Good, Good Golly Miss Molly and Don’t Make Me Over have been the bedrock of the bands memorable live performances.
Then there’s the New Amen Corner with classics such as If Paradise Is Half As Nice and Bend Me Shape Me while The Fourmost have their roots steeped in the eclectic Mersey beat sound as part of the Brian Epstein stable along with The Beatles, Billy J Kramer, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Cilla Black and others.
The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets, priced £31, are available from the box office on 01527 65203 or online @ www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk.