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Marty Wilde, buoyed by his first Top 20 hit in 45 years, with Born To Rock'n'Roll: Greatest Hits, continued his renaissance with a tour to celebrate
50 years in music, culminating here. He blew the 3,000-strong crowd away throughout a three-hour show. His still-awesome vocal range was evident on
show-stoppers Jezebel and Tomorrow's Clown, and he revived all his major hits like Endless Sleep, Teenager In Love and Jesamine. A stellar list of greats
came to salute this consummate performer. Jet Harris showed superb musicianship, and the original Wildcats - Big Jim Sullivan, Brian Bennett and Liquorice
Locking - helped their old boss reprise Bad Boy. The Wilde daughters excelled, Roxanne notably on Freight Train, and big sister Kim on Kids In America. Drummer
Bennett returned, this time with Shads Bruce Welch and Hank Marvin, to back Marty on Move It, which rocked. The Moodies' Justin Hayward thanked
"hero" Marty and dueted on a rapturous Nights In White Satin. The 68 year-old Marty held his guitar aloft triumphantly before the cast joined in a
rousing Roll Over Beethoven encore. While hits are temporary, class is permanent.
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Katie wrote:Hearing them together sounds so beautiful! I know it must have been a treat back in that day. I'm so glad that Justin's voice gets better and better. It's even better now almost ten years later.
I still marvel at the lyrics, "Beauty I'd always missed with these eyes before" coming from such a young man. I guess he has an old soul.
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