MICHAEL Barratt, better known as Shakin’ Stevens to you and me, brought his Greatest Hits and More Tour to Bournemouth town on Friday night and proved he's still got all of the legendary talent that made him the biggest selling artist of the eighties.

It may have taken him over ten years to get his first hit but once he did there was no stopping him.

Here we are nearly forty years later and he still has the pulling power to fill the Pavilion and the stage presence to keep that crowd entertained through two sets of music over the course of the evening.

He may be 71 but from where I was sitting he looked and sounded like a man thirty years younger.

The set list lived up to the name of the tour with a mix of his greatest hits and a fair few not so well-known numbers spread out over nearly two hours of music.

The band of seven musicians and two backing singers supplied the perfect beat and excellent vocals to compliment Stevens when he delivered those massive hits.

These included Marie Marie, Oh Julie, Lipstick Powder and Paint, Green Door and main set closer the rocking Last Man Alive.

The break was probably less than thirty seconds before he was back and belting out a short two song encore of This Old House and Fire Down Below.

As long as there are artists like Shakin Stevens around in the world to perform and inspire younger performers it’s true to say that rock'n'roll will never die.