Win tickets to see The Move

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

THE first band to be played on BBC Radio One is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its record launch with a new tour.The Move, one of the leading British rock bands of the late 1960s, will be visiting The Playhouse, Weston, on December 6. The Birmingham-based group, influenced by The Beatles, recorded nine top 20 UK singles in five years.The original members were songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Roy Wood, drummer and vocalist Bev Bevan, lead vocalist Carl Wayne, guitarist and vocalist Trevor Burton and bassist Chris 'Ace' Kefford, and they quickly established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and exciting live acts of the period.In addition to their musical success, they were also known for their outrageous stage antics, and the innovative band regularly seemed to court controversy in the late 60s, whether it was destroying television sets, Cadillacs or busts of Adolf Hitler or Rhodesian leader Ian Smith, signing their record contract on the back of a topless female model, or being sued for libel by UK prime minister Harold Wilson for producing a cartoon postcard to promote their single, featuring Wilson in bed with his secretary.It is now 40 years since they made music history by becoming the first group heard on BBC Radio 1 and, to commemorate this, original member Bev Bevan and founder member Trevor Burton have reformed The Move.The performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced from £16, are available from the box office on 01934 645544.* The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer one lucky reader the chance to each win a pair of tickets to see the show. To enter, please complete the Competition Entry Form below and answer the following question: What is the name of the radio station The Move played its first single on?* Closes: 9 am on November 30. * Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final.

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