Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers were the first London band to be signed by The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein. Their innovative brass sound introduced British youth to soul music. Within three months of Epstein's management, the band had their first UK hit single with One Way Love, and a tour of Germany with The Beatles, in addition they were the first British band to be signed to the Motown label. Cliff crowned his success with The Rebel Rousers in 1966 with a song written exclusively for him by Lennon & McCartney - Got To Get You Into My Life which reached No. 3 in the UK charts, creating a unique British soul sound. Their other hits include: Back In The USSR, One Way Love and I'll Take You Home
Supported by The Nashville Teens.
The Nashville Teens are an English rock band, formed in Surrey in 1962. They are best known for their 1964 hit single Tobacco Road, a top 10 UK hit and a top 20 hit in the United States. Ray Phillips is a surviving founder member of The Nashville Teens. Ray's parents were both in the entertainment business, so it was natural for Ray to get involved in a local skiffle group after he completed his National Service with the army. Ray has been tempted by other bands (he reminisces that he turned down an offer from Jack Bruce to become vocalist for Cream when it was being formed) but he has always remained loyal to The Teens. This doesn't mean he doesn't work with other stars - but his priority is to his own band, and you only have to watch his face while he is singing Tobacco Road to know that he still loves every note of the song, even after more than fifty years performing it! Please note due to the nature of this event there may be some occasions during the show when some patrons choose to stand.
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