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John and Michael Clayton.

Hello Everybody,
Welcome to my August and September Newsletter. I would like to express my thanks and those of The Flames to the many of you who have commented so positively on my new CD. We enjoyed recording the CD and it is always pleasing that those of you who have purchased it are also enjoying it.

Support for ‘Help For Heroes’.
Some weeks ago I was contacted by Michael Clayton, one of the many volunteers around the country who are arranging events to raise funds to assist our many service personnel who sadly have been injured in the service of our country. Michael has arranged a ‘Help For Heroes’ Fete on Saturday 15th August at Yapton Village Green, Yapton, Nr.Arundel and has kindly asked me if I would like to attend. This I am happy to do and as such will be attending to assist this very worthwhile cause. The Fete commences at 1p.m.

GIGS.
August sees me in Concert with The Flames on Sunday 9th at ‘The Reelin’ & Rockin’ Summer Weekend event at The Spa Complex, Seafront, Scarborough, North Yorks. Other Artistes appearing during the weekend include ‘The Jets’, The Firebirds, The Lee Jackson Band, The Skiprats and others.
On the Saturday 5th September in Plymouth with The Flames and on Friday 25th September in Lincoln with Craig Douglas and The Flames.

Stop Press.
We have been informed by the Promoter of the 'Hit Parade Heroes' Concert planned for Thursday 24th September at The Victoria Theatre, Halifax that owing to circumstances outside of his, and our control, that the Concert has had to be cancelled

NEW GIGS.
Saturday 10th October.
Billy Fury Tribute Night
John Leyton and The Flames
The Ace Café.
Old North Circular Rd,
Stonebridge Park, NW10
Tickets £10 on the door.

Friday 30th October.
John Leyton and The Flames.
PRIVATE FUNCTION.

Thursday 26th November.
Telstar – The Concert.
John Leyton, Mike Berry, The Tornados and The Flames.
Epsom Playhouse,
Ashley Avenue,
Epsom, Surrey. KT18 5AL
www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk
Tel: 01372 742555

Joe Meek – The Farewell Concert
Saturday 10th April 2010.
White Eagle Hall,
Amersham Polish Club,
Raans Road,
Amersham,
HP6 6LX
As mentioned in my previous newsletter it is expected that tickets for this ‘final’ Joe Meek event will sell out very quickly. The club organiser informs me that even at this very early stage tickets are selling very quickly. The latest news is that over 50% of the tickets have now been sold.
Tel: 01494 727173
Credit card sales:- The Record Shop Ltd Tel: 01494 433311

Telstar- The Movie.
The soundtrack CD, containing ‘Johnny Remember Me’ is now available from your usual stockist.

Telstar – The Movie DVD.
The DVD of the film is being released in September and again will be available from your usual stockist. We will not be selling this on the website shop.

Joe Meek Tribute Concert – Saturday 3rd October.
Newent Community School, Watery Lane, Newent, Glous.
This year’s event will be featuring Mike Berry and The Outlaws plus a Joe Meek disco – Tickets will be available at the door.

Joe Meek Artiste – Ricky Winter
Ricky, a member of The Saints, who were Heinz backing group and a member of Cliff Bennett’s Rebel Rousers is ‘live’ on Dell Richardson’s Radio Caroline programme on Tuesday 8th September 6.00pm – 9.00pm.
www.caroline.rockers.co.uk - Sky Channel 0199.

Lone Rider Records. ‘Twangs For The Melody’
‘Lone Rider Records Tribute to the Instrumental Greats Of The 60’s’
Scheduled for release during October/November.
This CD will contain over 30 Instrumental tracks recorded by Peter Williams, The Flames, The Tornados, The Secrets and The Triumphs – the majority of tracks having been newly recorded especially for this compilation.

Stop Press.
I will shortly be recording some new tracks at Western Star Recording Studios for possible release in 2010. More details in future newsletters.

Always yours.

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