Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Bachelors/Gene Pitney 1965 Australian tour

-this is from the Telegraph October 4th Gene Pitney The Bachelors(Con Cluskey, Dec Cluskey and John Stokes) Twinkle Mike Preston The Big Show Band Promoters-Aztec Services-Stadiums Pty Ltd Sydney October 2nd Sydney Stadium Brisbane October 4th Festival Hall Melbourne October 6th and 7th Festival Hall Adelaide Centennial Hall October 8th Perth Capitol Theatre October 9th This tour was the 2nd tour for Gene Pitney which his first was an year before in April 1964 with Dusty Springfield, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Brian Poole and the Tremeloes and it was the first for the Bachelors who had successful hits with Charmaine, Diane, I Believe, I would'nt Trade You For the World, No Arms Could Ever Hold You etc. Twinkle who had the hit single Terry in 1964 and in 1965 with Golden Lights. Mike Preston had 3 Top 40 hits in england including Mr Blue (no 12 UK 1959)and had appeared on the english pop music show Oh Boy and had come to Australia to work as an nightclub singer as well as it was where also he would achieve great success on TV hosting In Melbourne Tonight as an guest in 1968 as well as acting in the legendary Australian police drama HOMICIDE as Sen Dec Bob Delaney from 1972-73 as well as Bellbird, Punishment and movies like MAd Max 2, Metalstorm The Destruction of Jared Syn, steel etc.

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