Great Yarmouth performer shares memories of Sir Bruce Forsyth

The late Bruce Forsyth performed at the ABC Regent in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Max Bedford

The late Bruce Forsyth performed at the ABC Regent in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Max Bedford - Credit: Archant

A performer has shared his memories of sharing a stage with the late great Sir Bruce Forsyth.

L-R Max Bedford, Jonny Wiltshire and Ron Edgeworth of the Trebletones. Picture: Max Bedford

L-R Max Bedford, Jonny Wiltshire and Ron Edgeworth of the Trebletones. Picture: Max Bedford - Credit: Archant

The veteran entertainer died last week and had performed many gigs in Great Yarmouth.

One string of performances at the ABC Regal Theatre is fondly remembered by Max Bedford.

He was on the same bill as Brucie as a bassist in a band called the Trebeltones.

Mr Bedford, 77, said he wishes he'd had a camera in those days.

The late Bruce Forsyth performed at the ABC Regent in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Max Bedford

The late Bruce Forsyth performed at the ABC Regent in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Max Bedford - Credit: Archant

The Eastender, who moved to Great Yarmouth, added: 'Brucie said to me, 'do you have a string bass?' I said yes and he told me to bring it next week.

'He liked a lot of Jazz stuff like Nat King Cole. I worked with him a few times and he was always very friendly.'

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The Trebeltones, made up of Max Bedford, Jonny Wiltshire and Ron Edgeworth, also performed with the Beatles at their only ever show in Great Yarmouth at the ABC theatre in 1963.

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