DAVID HAMILTON’S ROCK ‘N ROLL BACK THE YEARS

Weymouth Pavilion

THE golden age of pop music once more came alive on stage under the benevolent supervision of radio and television presenter David Hamilton and the small but appreciative audience loved every minute of it.

Five piece band The Fugitives and a trio of vocalists gave all their enthusiasm and energy to an evening which appropriately got under way with the iconic opening music for Top of the Pops and never missed a beat during a show that pushed back the years to the sixties and the greatest era of rock ‘n roll.

Hits from The Everly Brothers, Tina Turner, Buddy Holly and the Beatles revived fond memories along with Elvis, Cilla Black and Lulu as the likeable Diddy David shared with us some amusing and revealing tales of his life as a presenter which began when he was doing his national service in Germany.

In a show that was mostly full of laughter and enjoyment, he also paid generous tributes to former colleagues Ed Stewart and Terry Wogan, both of whom have recently passed away.

Special mention must go to The Fugitives band who wonderfully kept the pace going throughout the evening along with Ash Denver, a talented singer who changes his vocal style as often as he changes his suits.

The production is touring nationwide and returns to Dorset in May when it plays at the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne.

MARION COX