BANDS - FROM HARTLEPOOL & TEESSIDE IN THE 60'S

The Elvis Legacy stops off at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre on Friday, June 9th. Mark Summers and the Memphis Sons are back! Top selling international Elvis Tribute Mark Summers has toured the world as the Young Elvis, from the West End to Memphis! This new show is full of energy and packed with all your favourite Elvis hits and more! Mark works and tours with many of Elvis' original band members, movie co-stars, Memphis Mafia and even some of the Presley Family.
 
This year marks Elvis's 40th Anniversary and to celebrate Mark and his band the Memphis Sons are touring worldwide! Prepare to put your "Blue Suede Shoes" on and get "All Shook Up". Show time is at 7.30pm and tickets are £14, concessions £13 and you can book online at Destination Hartlepool or by calling 01429 890000. More details about the show can be seen on the Mark Summers website.



How it all started: For almost fourteen years I lived on the Costa Blanca in Spain. Following a visit I made to my hometown of Hartlepool in June 2004, it was suggested to me to start a web page featuring some of the old bands, or groups, that graced the pubs and clubs of the area back in the 1960's. The idea started after Billy Crallan, George Hart and Ed Saul all joined forces to play some of the old songs to help celebrate Ron Blair's 60th birthday. Billy Crallan, Ron and I played together in The Trakkers and George, of course, was the original lead guitarist of The Hartbeats.

The photograph above shows George, Billy, me and Ron at Hartlepool Cricket Club. So, what started as an idea has now expanded into many pages - and is dedicated to the great bands of that era and the friendship we all enjoyed. Photograph © Marion Crallan.

George Hart, Stan Laundon, Billy Crallan and Ron Blair re-living the sixties at Hartlepool Cricket Club abd celebrating Ron's 60th birthday in June, 2004.

The bass playing monkey on this page was created by Sevenoaks Art - graphics and free 3D animated gifs for web sites.

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