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Back to the 60s & 70s BIG Summer Seaside Party at Pontins Pakefield
4 days, 25th-28th June, 2021 from £179 per person
Marty Wilde‘s career took off after he was ‘discovered’ singing in a Soho club by impressario Larry Parnes. His big breakthrough came with the release of “Endless Sleep“, which entered the UK charts in June 1958, reaching number 4 and staying for 14 weeks. His follow-up was “Donna“, Written by Ritchie Valens, which went one better, peaking at number 3 early in 1959 and staying in the top 50 for four months. Marty’s chart progress continued with “ Teenager in Love“ which reached number two in the UK. The hits then followed one after another with “Sea of Love“, “Bad Boy”, “Jezebel” and many more. When music shows like ‘Oh Boy‘ appeared on British TV, Marty became a smash hit. He has continued touring with bhis band, The Wildcats, and still plays to packed audiences to this day. A true British Rock and Roll icon.
The Fortunes first came to prominence and international acclaim in 1965, when You’ve Got Your Troubles broke into the US and UK Top 10s. There followed a succession of hits including Here It Comes Again and Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again continuing into the 1970s with more global successful releases such as Storm in a Teacup and Freedom Come, Freedom Go. Other European hits such as Seasons in the Sun and Same Old Feeling followed culminating in a hit album in 1987 which sold 100,000 copies world wide. After five decades, The Fortunes still perform and are thrilling audiences as far afield as Australia and Canada with their fantastic harmonies and slick presentation. Michael Smitham, Bob Jackson, Eddie Mooney and Glenn Taylor have many years of live performance between them and promise audiences a night to remember.
Dave Berry is best-remembered for hits such as ‘Memphis, Tennessee‘, ‘The Crying Game and ‘Little Things‘. Together with his backing band The Cruisers they continued recording and touring throughout the 70s and 80s. Known for his expressive voice Dave Berry has remained fresh and dynamic in front of the pulsating back-beat of The Cruisers.
The Swinging Blue Jeans were originally formed in 1961 by Ray Ennis and Les Braid. After signing with EMI records in 1962, their debut single Its Too Late Now in 1963 crept into the British charts at Number 30. Their next single Hippy Hippy Shake crashed into the Hit Parade and just fell short of the Number 1 slot. Their follow-up release, Good Golly Miss Molly followed suit and their next single Youre No Good reached Number 3 in Britain. They famously engaged in a punch up with the Rolling Stones at the BBC studios during recording of the first Top of the Pops as a result of an argument over a ball point pen for signing autographs.One of Britains good-time bands, they were essential a visual group, and they could never hope to capture the excitement of their live performances on record – a virtue that still applies today. After a good few line-up changes, The Swinging Blue Jeans are still going strong and still wowing audiences.
Little Eagle is an Eagles tribute band that grew from the members’ love of the original 60s California sound of The Eagles. The band is a duo who are unique in the 60s tribute scene for the time and effort put into their performance as Little Eagle to ensure the songs sound authentic to the originals. The replication of the original sound of the Eagles is so true, you’ll think you’ve been transported back to the 60s.
The Moondogs are a young, vibrant 3-piece cover band recreating the sights, sounds and raw energy that defined the 50s and 60s. From the fantastic 50s Rock n Roll sounds of Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, to the musical explosion that defined the 60s from bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, The Kinks, Spencer Davis Group et al. This trio will transport you back to those exciting times when music shaped a generation.
Soul sensation Steve Williamson performs all the great hits from soul and Motown legends such as The Temptations, The Drifters, Otis Reading and Luther Vandross to name but a few. Dance, sing along and enjoy a night of great live music.
Sounds Imperial are well established highly professional live four-piece band covering from music from the 60s to the Present Day. This band is always popular with audiences wherever they play with a stage show that lives up to their name.
Pakefield is one of Pontins most peaceful resorts set in a picturesque seaside spot near Lowestoft, with beautiful gardens and grounds, it’s a great place to unwind and relax. Seaside towns, beaches and unspoilt countryside are all on the doorstep. Enjoy entertainment every night and day PLUS a choice of bars and eateries, an indoor swimming pool, snooker, pool, darts, short mat bowls, 9-hole pitch & putt, tennis court and more.
Classic standard Chalets (£179pp sharing a twin or double; £204pp in a single) are all single storey and situated on level terrain, in landscaped grounds just a short stroll from the main facilities and car parks. All chalets have TV, tea⁄coffee making facilities, heating, double glazing, en suite bath⁄shower and toilet. Bed linen, towels and electricity are provided. Check-in is from 4pm.
Upgraded Club Chalets (£209pp sharing a twin or double) are all single storey on level terrain in a garden setting, with facilities stated above plus sliding patio doors and an earlier check-in from 2pm.
Breakfasts and dinners are taken in the buffet-style cafeteria with views over the grounds to the sea.