Win tickets to see The Billy Fury Story

The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse, Weston, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show

BILLY Fury was a lad from Liverpool who took the music scene from skiffle to rock 'n' roll and challenged America's hold on the pop industry. Complete with quiff and pelvic thrusts, his musical talent saw him dominate the UK charts in the 60s and, on one occasion, banned from a concert tour for being too sexy. Halfway To Paradise - The Billy Fury Story, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and features three original members of Billy's 70s backing band, Fury's Tornados. The band is fronted by Colin Gold who was spotted by the group performing as Billy Fury on the TV show Stars In Their Eyes. The stage show comprises of two hours of Billy's music and narration of his life, starting from his humble beginnings working on the River Mersey tug boats, to his successful career playing all the major UK venues. During the show, the band will share some of their personal experiences of their time with Billy both on and off the road and the performance will have live camera shots and archive footage on a big screen backdrop.The evening will feature timeless hits including I Will, Halfway To Paradise, A Thousand Stars and It's Only Make Believe.As an early British rock 'n' roll star, Billy had more hits in the 1960s than The Beatles and spent 281 weeks in the UK charts. He also sold more singles for Decca Records than any other artiste, including The Rolling Stones. Halfway To Paradise will be staged at The Playhouse on May 10. Tickets, priced £15, are available from the box office on 01934 645544.* The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer one lucky readers the chance to each win a pair of tickets to see the show.To enter, please answer the following question: In which TV show was Colin Gold spotted performing as Billy Fury?* Closes: 9am on April 26. * Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final.


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