Performers pay tribute to ’50s and ’60s legends in Crawley

Be Bop a Lula
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Four giants of the rock ’n’ roll world are remembered together for the first time in Be Bop A Lula at The Hawth, Crawley, on Thursday, August 11 (7.30pm).

Spokeswoman Lorraine McGregor promises a brand-new show which “will take your breath away from the first chord to the explosive finale”.

“Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent first came to the UK on the legendary 1960 tour.

“Eddie tragically never made it back home after dying in a car crash over here but his musical genius paved the way for future artists such as The Beatles. Forever young, Eddie became a huge cult figure for teds and rockers alike.

“Gene Vincent was an instant rock ’n’ roll rebel who fans simply loved. Sculpted in the UK by legendary producer Jack Good, his black leather, almost Shakespearean moody image almost scared fans into submission. One of the coolest ever rockers, Gene’s songs will rock you out of your seat.

“Billy Fury was also on that fateful tour and he became great friends with Cochran. Billy is known as Britain’s true rocker having written his own first album The Sound Of Fury. For an artist to write his own songs was almost unheard of back in the 1950s and this album, produced by the legendary Jack Good is now a classic. Some of it is performed in Be Bop A Lula along with Billy’s huge hits.

“Roy Orbison needs no introduction.

“With songs such as ‘In Dreams’, ‘Crying’, ‘Mean Woman Blues’ and ‘Only The Lonely’, he is a big addition to the already-amazing line-up.”

Tickets for Be Bop A Lula cost £21 (discounts £18.50).

Call the box office on 01293 553636 or visit www.hawth.co.uk.

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