Stars of the Sixties set for theatre jam

Mike Berry

Mike Berry

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A SHOW starring a trio of 1960s legends is coming to the Thameside Theatre in Grays.

Mike Berry – dubbed the British Buddy Holly – Cliff Bennett, of the Rebel Rousers, and John Leyton will be rocking out their repertoire of 1960s hits duing a Hit Parade Heroes show on Saturday, October 19.

Berry, who went on to be a TV star, featuring in the TV version of the Worzel Gummidge books and he played Bert Spooner in Are You Being Served? up until 1985.

He will be performing hits such as Tribute To Buddy Holly – famous for being banned by the BBC for being too “morbid” – Don’t You Think It’s Time, which reached number six in the UK charts in 1962, Sunshine Of Your Smile along with more rock and roll classics.

John Leyton, the actor and rocker who starred in classic Second World War movie the Great Escape. will perform his hits Johnny Remember Me, Wild Wind and Son This Is She.

Meanwhile Cliff Bennett will be joined on stage by two saxophonists of the original Rebel Rousers. He’ll belt out tunes such as the classic Got To Get You Into My Life by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

All three singers will be backed by rock and roll band the Outlaws for a night of 60s nostalgia which will appeal to all age groups.

The show starts at 7.30pm.

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