News item #08.055 printer friendly
  back to news
(2007 - at the launch of the Billy Fury DVD – courtesy Vince Eager)

Hello Everybody,
Welcome to my March and April newsletter. March marks the 20th Anniversary of ‘The Flames’ and the 25th Anniversary of ‘The Rapiers’. I have been most fortunate to have both of these fantastic bands to back me and would like to thank them both for the excellent work that they do on my behalf. Pictured are ‘The Flames’ and ‘The Rapiers’ in a trip down memory lane.

The Flames and The Rapiers

I should like to express my thanks to Ann Green for arranging the recent Totton concert and Ralph Gowling for the Amersham concert. Both concerts were ‘Sold Out’ and it was great to see so many of you at these very well organised events. Also a big thank you to Jacky and Tina for the surprise birthday cakes at the Amersham concert.

Over the years I have been very fortunate to have received from some of you items of memorabilia for my personal and the website’s collection.
I should like to thank Maria and Becky and Ann Green for allowing me to borrow some of their really great items to add to the collection. Copies of Photographs, Discs, Magazines, Annuals and Sheet Music most of which I have never seen before. Pictured is a copy of the sheet music of ‘Goodbye To Teenage Love’ that I was not even aware existed. Thank you Maria and Becky.


Thursday 8th May.
Juke Box Heroes.
John Leyton, The Flames, Craig Douglas ,The Honeycombs.
Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, Surrey
Tel: 0208 681 9291

Thursday 15th May.
Small Town Saturday Night – The Dance

The Victoria Theatre, Wards End, Halifax.
(7.30pm to midnight)
John Leyton and The Flames plus local Halifax bands – Dino and The Travellers and Tree plus 60’s Rock ‘n’ Roll DJ Derrick Jackson (Halifax Rock & Roll Club) and Jive demonstrations by Jive Mood.
This very special event has been organised by Trevor Simpson, author of ‘Small Town Saturday Night’ with all proceeds going to Calderdale Hospital Radio.
Dancing in the auditorium and seating in the Balcony.
Tickets only £10.00
Tel:- 01422 351158

Saturday 24th May.
Juke Box Heroes.

John Leyton, The Flames, Craig Douglas ,The Honeycombs.
The Lakeside Country Club, Wharf Rd, Frimley Gn, Nr.Camberley.
Tel: 01252 836464

Tuesday 17th June.
Juke Box Heroes

John Leyton, The Flames, Craig Douglas, The Honeycombs.
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend. Essex.
Tel: 01702 351135

Saturday 5th July.
John Leyton and The Rapiers.

The Assembly Hall, Market Place, Melksham, Wilts.
Tel: 01225 709887

Sunday 13th July.
John Leyton and The Flames
The Cellars at Eastney, Cromwell Road. Southsea, Hants.
Tel: 0239 2826249

Saturday 19th July.
Essential Elvis UK presents:- A Rockin’ Good Night.

John Leyton, The Flames, The Tornados, Craig Douglas, Shayne Driscoll.
The Old Market, Upper Market Street, Hove. E.Sussex.
Tel:- 01903 525917

Lone Rider Records.
50 years of the Television Western We have added Peter Williams great versions of ‘The Magnificent Seven’ and ‘Bonanza’ to our Juke Box Facility. These tracks are from Peter’s latest CD release ‘Lone Rider – Great TV and Western Movie Themes’. As mentioned in my February newsletter Peter was assisted in tracking down many of the very rare tracks featured on his CD by western expert Doug Abbott. Doug’s book ’50 years of the Television Western’ is published in April and will be available from his website.

Breaking News.
Eddie Cochran &The King’s of Rock ‘n’ Roll Tribute Show.
Friday 26th – Monday 29th September.
Sand Bay Leisure Resort, Beach Rd, Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset. BS22 9UR.
Advance bookings are now being taken for this weekend event.
Featuring over 20 Artistes including on Saturday 27th September John Leyton, The Flames, Wee Willie Harris and Chas McDevitt.
Contact Central Reservations on 0845 8800211

Joe Meek – A life in the Death of Joe Meek.
As a result of the ‘sell-out’ success at the film’s UK premiere in Glasgow, Palmdoorfilms have informed us that the next UK screening will be at the Sensoria Film Festival at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield on Saturday 12th April.
Details at

Always yours.

 Close window
©2010 John Leyton & JRM Partner. | All rights reserved