Rock and roll back the Golden Years

DEREK JAMES The original Norfolk rock'n'rollers will be taking over the stage at the UEA in Norwich on Saturdays April 9 and April 16 for the 10th Golden Years Festival.

DEREK JAMES

The original Norfolk rock'n'rollers will be taking over the stage at the UEA in Norwich on Saturdays April 9 and April 16 for the 10th Golden Years Festival.

More than a dozen bands will be belting out timeless and classic music from the Fifties and Sixties at the gigs that have now raised more than £70,000 for charities and good causes across the county.

Taking part for the first time this year will be Roller Coaster – the highly respected trio – and now very popular trio – that was formed by two legendary Norwich rockers, Rod Clark and Andy Field.

Rod played with many famous bands and names during the Sixties – from the Rockin' Berries to Roy Orbison and the Moody Blues.

Keyboard wizard Andy was a member of one of the most popular bands to emerge from Norfolk during the 1960s – the Continentals.

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They have teamed up with Tim Marriott, a drummer who spent summer seasons playing for the likes of Ken Dodd.

“We are looking forward to our first Golden Years. Meeting up with old friends and raising some money to help others at the same time,” said Rod.

The line-up tomorrow also includes Memphis Index, Lucas, the Treetops, Garry Freeman and the New Contours, Rod Harvey and the Strangers, the Daydreamers and the Witnesses.

Playing on April 16 will be: the Kriptones, Stewy McIntosh and the Offbeats, Malcolm and the Jet Blacks, Mervyn and the Starbeats, Accent and Mister Buss.

The shows will be hosted by Radio Norfolk presenters.

Tickets costing £10 will be on the door, or contact the UEA box office on 01603 508050 or www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk. The show starts at 7.30pm.

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