Night of ’60s nostalgia

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A GOLDEN era in Scarborough’s history will be recalled at a ’60s revival night at the Spa tomorrow.

Starting at 7.30pm, Paul Garbutt, Pete Liley, Jonty Hartley and the Tritones will perform at the Spa Ocean Room for the event, which will celebrate the music of the era while raising money for various charities. .

Paul, Pete and Jonty will be joined by Mike Stather on bass and Ken Cook on bass.

The Tritones were formed by double bass player Mick Wheeler, who became a professional singer at an early age with the Jaywalkers. He toured with Billy Fury and Eden Kane and was a member of the Love Affair.

Malcolm Stephenson, who opened one of Scarborough’s longest-running and best-known discotheques – Scene One – and Scene Two a year later, said: “I have provided, to the organisers, numerous photographs from those days at Scene and in particular shots showing various pop artists with members of the audience in view. There will also be lists of some of the 80 or so recording artists who appeared there, some more than once, to bring back some incredible memories.

“The night is very much about nostalgia and of course the music of that time.”

Scene One and Two showcased some of the biggest rock, jazz and country artists of the era.

Artists who played there include The Move, The Tremeloes, Manfred Mann, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Kenny Ball, Alan Price, Georgie Fame, PJ Proby, Chris Farlowe, Small Faces, Mandrakes featuring Robert Palmer, Mike Berry, Fantastics, The Foundations, Billy Fury, Paper Dolls, Cat Stevens, The Equals, Love Affair, Arthur Conley, Amen Corner and Status Quo, who played two nights running.

Last year’s party raised £2,000 for cancer charities. The proceeds from this year’s will go to Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Ellie’s Brain Tumour Trust.

Tickets cost £15 and can be bought at the Spa box office, plus Record Revivals, Watermark cafe and Orchids Fish Spa.