Grantham group The Vagabonds to perform 60th anniversary concert

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Roy Taylor (aka Vince Eager), Brian “Licorice” Locking, Roy Clark and Mick Fretwell will take to the stage of the Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre next month to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Grantham’s first group, The Vagabonds Skiffle Group.

The boys were not only popular in their hometown but throughout the East Midands and eventually became one of the first ever groups to appear on television on BBC’s Come Dancing in November of 1957.

Roy Taylor became known nationally as TV teen idol Vince Eager, and Brian “Licorice” Locking joined forces with Terry Dene, then Marty Wilde before eventually becoming Cliff Richard’s bass player in The Shadows.

The show – on October 20 – also features Vince’s band ‘The Memphis Tones’ and surprise guests.

Due to the almost immediate selling out of the concert, the management have started a stand-by list and agreed to put on an extra show the previous night (October 19) if sufficient interest is shown.

This year has proved to be a busy year for Vince as in June he was in Liverpool attending the premier of his late pal and flatmate Billy Fury’s new docu-drama film, ‘The Sound of Fury’, when Billy’s mother, 94-year-old Jean Wycherley, presented him with a gold disc for his 2014 album, ‘Rockabilly Dinosaur’.

Call the box office on 01476 406158 for more details.