Go Wilde for a night with Marty

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Marty Wilde and the Wildcats, Alnwick Playhouse, Thursday and Friday, February 17 and 18, 7.30pm. Tickets £18.

Take a trip into the annals of rock ‘n’ roll with one of the biggest names of the 1950s and 1960s.

On the night, Marty Wilde and his Wildcats will rattle through a selection of Marty’s greatest hits.

And the group will pay homage to some of Marty’s friends that helped to make the vibrant 50s and 60s British rock ‘n’ roll scene what it was.

Born Reginald Smith, by the late 1950s Wilde was one of the leading British rock and roll singers along with Tommy Steele and Cliff Richard.

He released six albums in the 50s and 60s as well as making appearances on television and appearing in several films.

Later in his career, he had huge success as a record producer and songwriter, masterminding hits for his daughter Kim, including the top five hits Kids in America and Chequered Love.

These two dates at the Playhouse are his only performances in the north east until September and one of only a handful of dates in the north of England all year.

The show will include some of Marty’s personal favourites including Bad Boy, Jesamine, Teenager in Love, Rubber Ball, Jezabel and Sea of Love.