Super sounds of the 60s got everyone on the dance floor

THE SOUNDS of the 1960s were brought back to life by a pulsating rock and roll night, organised by the HUCKNALL AND DISTRICT UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE (U3A) group.

Two live acts turned up the volume for an event at the John Godber Centre on Ogle Street venue that attracted a full house of almost 200.

Top of the bill were The Varitones (formerly Tony and the Varitones), who were joined on stage by The Rockin Relics.

Organiser of the musical treat were U3A members Brian Stanley, his wife, Sue, and couples John and Sue Beharall, John and Pat Langley and Albert and Carol Briggs.

Brian is bass guitarist for The Varitones and is one of the founder members of the group, along with lead guitarist Rock Wheatley and saxophonist Ron Stocken. Other members are Ron Peters (drummer) and Spike Cook.

The Rockin Relics are made up of Walt Savage, Pat Wright, Geoff Rippon, John Landon, Roger Lymn and Nigel Smith.

Both acts have been around since the 1960s.

Brian, who lives off Linby Road, Hucknall, said: “The night was non-stop 1960s music, which got everyone up on the dance floor, jiving and sharing fond memories of their youth.”

The show was organised by a sub-committee of the U3A group. It is hoped to make it an annual attraction.

n OUR PHOTO shows The Varitones on stage. Pictured are (from left: Rock, Ron and Brian.