Sixties concert will help Molly to walk

Dave and The Diamonds SUS-150201-104738001
Dave and The Diamonds SUS-150201-104738001

MUSICAL memories will be revived at an annual fundraising concert next month.

The latest Back To The Sixties Revival night is being held at the Riverside Caravan Centre from 7pm-midnight on February 14.

Top bands from that decade in Bognor Regis will be performing all their favourite songs in aid of a Felpham family.

Those performing will be The Detours with Johnny Devlin, Dave and the Diamonds, The Southbeats, The Concords, Warren J.5, Cosy and Roy Haines from The Fenmen. The special guests will be Soul Intentions. Tickets cost £12.50 from the Riverside.

This year’s concert will be in aid of Molly’s Wish. As reported, Nicola and Phill Roots are raising £50,000 to change the life of their three-year-old daughter, Molly, who has cerebral palsy.

They want her to have a selective dorsal rhizotomy operation to relieve the spasticity in her legs.

Organiser Roy Haines said: “We’re very pleased to support this cause. I’m very much looking forward to raising as much as we can, knowing how much the parents have put into it themselves.”

The 2015 event will be the seventh to be held. West Wittering resident Roy, 70, said they began when former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read wrote a book about the sixties music scene in Bognor.

“We’ve raised £50,000 for various good causes so far. We usually sell out the 500 capacity of the caravan centre’s ballroom,” he said.

“It’s a good atmosphere with a professional sound system. The night is a nice catch up for people to meet each other.

“We will keep staging the concerts all the time we can.

“Music from the sixties is music people can latch on to. Not all of the music from that decade was good but most of it had catchy tunes people can hum along to.

“They are tunes which stick in people’s minds. A lot of the music nowadays is not memorable but the music from the sixties was. It was original music.”