Step back to Swinging 60s with Manfred Mann’s lead singer at Redditch's Palace - The Redditch Standard

Step back to Swinging 60s with Manfred Mann’s lead singer at Redditch's Palace

Redditch Editorial 9th Apr, 2017   0

STEP back to the Swinging Sixties when The New Amen Corner, Manfred Mann’s lead singer and the fabulous Chris Farlow drop in on the Palace Theatre.

The show, Bringing on Back the Sixties, promises a chocolate box packed full of hits that made the decade swing.

In 1966 Mike d’Abo was the only one man who could fill Paul Jones’ shoes as front man for Manfred Mann.

Already attracting attention with his group, A Band Of Angels, Mike was thrust into a wider limelight with the Manfreds and the well-oiled hit machine kept rolling on.

Just Like A Woman, Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James and Mighty Quinn were just three of the string of hits with the ‘new boy’ in the line-up.

And, like his predecessor, Mike’s career after the disbanding of the Manfreds in 1969 lost none of its momentum.

He’d already proved his impressive skill as a songwriter by composing Build Me Up Buttercup for The Foundations and Handbags & Gladrags, a massive hit for Chris Farlowe.

Chris was known as ‘The Voice’ thanks to his his million selling classic Out of Time, a Jagger & Richards composition written especially for him.

Chris took it all the way to number one the week England won the World Cup in 1966 51 years ago.

Handbags and Gladrags was actually written for him by Mike d’Abo, which gives show-goers a rare opportunity to see the composer and artiste performing together.

Bringing on Back the Sixties is on Friday, June 2 and tickets, at £20 are available from the box office on 01527 65203 or online at

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