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A personal message from John Leyton.

John Leyton gives Landmines the Boot!
I was very pleased to be invited by MAG, the international charity that saves lives by raising funds to clear landmines, to donate a pair of my shoes and socks for their forthcoming 'Give Landmines the Boot - Celebrity Auction'. This is a very worthwhile cause and I was pleased to assist. For more information about MAG please visit their website The auction will now take place in January/February 2006. We will publish full details of this Celebrity Auction as they become available. Other celebrities, from a total so far of over 70, contributing to the auction include:- Sir Cliff Richard, Alice Cooper, Donovan, Julie Felix, Eric Burdon, Nanci Griffith, Roy Harper, Lulu, Joanna Lumley, Heather Mills McCartney, Brian May, Tom Paxton, Helen Shapiro, Ringo Starr.

Tommy Bruce Gala Concert
Sunday 15th January 2006

As many of you will be aware, Tommy, a great British 60's singing legend, is currently very poorly. I have known Tommy for many years and have lots of happy memories of concert appearances with him. Along with many other artistes from the 1960's I have been invited to appear in a major benefit concert in aid of Tommy that is taking place on Sunday 15th January 2006 at the Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar, Middlesex. Tommy is a real 'cockney' character and his 'gravel' voice graced many hit records during the early 60's. I had no hesitation in supporting this very worthwhile Gala evening and will be performing along with numerous other show business friends. Hopefully many of you will be able to attend. Ticket information and details of the other artistes appearing can be found on the Gig Guide page.

Charlie & Eddie Eddie Cochran Weekend
15th -17th September 2006

Olympiad Leisure Centre
Monkton Park
SN15 3PE.
The Rapiers and myself will be performing at this prestigious music weekend that is being held in celebration of the life and the music of the legendary Eddie Cochran. Numerous other acts including Wee Willie Harris and the great American Rock 'n' Roll artiste Charlie Gracie will also be performing. Full ticket and event information is available now at

John & Graham Hunter I have recently met with Graham Hunter, an Entertainer and part-time journalist, and have completed an interview with him for publication in the Beat magazine in 2006. I first met Graham many years ago when he interviewed me for his book on 1950's and 60's pop stars entitled 'Then and Now,' copies of which can be obtained direct from Graham.
Then & Now magazine For details contact Graham at Graham regularly contributes articles to many magazines and the current edition of The Beat magazine contains an article by Graham on my good friend Eden Kane, Graham has also had a great article on country singer Glen Campbell published in that magazine. It was a real pleasure meeting up with Graham after all these years.

This month I am revisiting Alan Wilson's Western - Star Studios to put down more vocal tracks for my NEW CD to be released during 2006. It's really great to be back recording again. Additionally I will be appearing in Concert in Exeter with the Rapiers and good friends Mike Berry and Jet Harris, hopefully many of you will be able to attend.

Looking ahead December brings more concert appearances and a couple of radio interviews but more about this next month.

I'm really pleased that both Peter Williams and Suzi Jari have joined up with my Management Company, JRM Partners.
Both are really talented artistes and I know you will be hearing more about them both in the future. Peter's current instrumental CD release, Tribute to Billy Fury Vol. 2, is available in the shop. He is getting some really great reviews for it.

Always Yours,
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