My night out with the 60's
I went to a 60’s concert and the top and bottom of this message is that it was absolutely
amazing. I wasn’t born until 1967 but I was brought up on this music because my parents listened to it a lot. There
were 4 groups and they were sensational… The groups are as followed Barron Knights, Fortunes, Marmalade and The Tremeloes...
MARMALADE is one of Scotland’s most successful and long lasting groups. Of course Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
was their big number one and charted for 20 weeks in 1968.They were making hits right up to 1976 when ‘FALLING APART
AT THE SEAMS’ reached number 9 in the UK charts. In between that time they spent120 more weeks in the charts with REFLECTIONS
and ‘LOVING THINGS’.
THE FORTUNES are one of the UK’s premier harmony groups. A string of hit records
including YOU’VE GOT YOUR TROUBLES, and HERE IT COMES AGAIN FREEDOM COME FREEDOM GO, have stood the test of time and
still top the playlists on any radio station. Ask any Sixties group who they most admire for their vocal talents and the Fortunes
would come out on top. Their last CD sold over 100,000 copies and ‘It’s the real thing’ Coca-Cola add is
of course sung by the Fortunes.
BARRON KNIGHTS have for the past Ten years toured their own Two hour concert in all four corners of the world and call on
the groups was their first million seller followed by another 12 massive hits right up to 1980. They spoofed the sixties groups
and as soon as a new group hit the charts they would call the Barron Knights asking to be spoofed as they felt it such an
honour. 300 Palladium shows Four Royal shows including Buckingham Palace touring with the Beatles and Two tours with the Rolling
stones has given them the title the ‘Guvnors’.
THE TREMELOES must certainly be documented as one of the most successful rock/pop bands in
music history. 21 hit records in every territory including America is endorsement enough of their superb talent. SILENCE IS
GOLDEN, SUDDENLY YOU LOVE ME, EVEN THE BAD TIMES ARE GOOD are just a taster of what’s to come from this great act. They
rarely have time to appear in Package shows but couldn’t miss the chance to play along side their great friends and
contemporaries The Barron Knights, Fortunes and Marmalade.
Barron Knights, Fortunes, Marmalade and Tremeloes
I’ve never seen so many top groups club together and end up on stage
together at the end of the night! This made it better than ever because they all finished the night of entertaining us with
the Guitarists doing a great rocking quartet, Barron Knights Butch Baker and Tremoloe Rick West hitting you with a rare moment
performing together. At the end of the evening all for groups did a tribute of their songs over all. Not only did these 4
groups have Sixties success but all four groups had hits in the Seventies too.
The true me
Bob and Butch
At the interval I had the chance to speak to Barron Knights ‘Butch Baker’ and Fortunes
‘Bob Jackson’. You couldn't believe my joy..LOL
The true me