Concerts to relive magic of 1960s music in aid of local hospices

GET back into the swing of the sixties with tributes to some of the biggest names of the decade at two charity concerts in aid of local hospices.

George Shaw is putting on the events to relive the music of the era as well as raise money for Willow Wood Hospice in Tameside, Dr Kershaw’s Hospice in Oldham, and Springhill Hospice in Rochdale.

The former drummer revealed the cause is personal to him as he is “among thousands of families who have taken Dr Kershaw’s, Willow Wood, and Springhill to their hearts.”

After seeing the care his wife received from Dr Kershaw’s, he feels “unable to thank them enough” and decided to use his events experience and passion for music to aid a good cause close to home.

George added: “I might lose money personally but the evenings’ success will depend on how much we raise for the hospices and the atmosphere we provide for the audience.”

The first event – the Special 60s Show – will take place at 7.30pm on Friday, May 17 then the second event – American Legends through the decades – is on Friday, August 16 at 7.30pm. Both are at Oldham’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

The Special 60s Show will include tributes to some of the biggest names from the sixties, featuring the Fourmost, the Merseybeats, and Mike Pender, the original voice of The Searchers.

The American Legends night will see tribute acts to some of the top US artists through the decades take to the stage, including Marc Robinson as Buddy Holly, Dave Dixon as Elvis Presley, Darren Page as Roy Orbison, and Dave Dixon as Neil Diamond.

Tickets for the Special Sixties Show cost £22 while for the American Legends they cost £20.

Tickets can be purchased from Queen Elizabeth Hall’s Box Office on 0161 770 4083, or online from Ticketmaster UK.

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