|Mods and Rockers. Which side were you on?
Remember the Brighton riots? Lambrettas, Nortons, parkas and leathers? When you had to choose between being a Mod or a Rocker? Celebrate that magical period at the Weymouth Pavilion on Saturday 26 May at 8pm with the Mods & Rockers Show by Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus.”As a youth in the 60s, one of the biggest decisions you could make was whether to be a Mod or a Rocker,” said, Johnny Warman, frontman of the band. “As soon as I heard the Who, I knew I had to be a Mod. But being so young, I couldn’t afford a scooter or any of the sharp suits. I’d catch the bus to hang out with my friends in town.”Johnny’s passion for music began as a child. “I was walking home from school and passed a building where I heard music. I walked up to Dansette record player to find ‘Love Me Do’ by the Beatles playing. I was spellbound.” In a happy twist of fate, Johnny later signed to Ringo Starr’s record label and became the drummer’s songwriting collaborator.
The Mods & Rockers Show show features over two hours of classic songs by Mod and Rock artists including The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, T. Rex, Eddie Floyd, The Equals, Toots & The Maytals, The Small Faces, Mott the Hoople, Chris Montez, The Animals, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Procol Harum.
Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus has written and performed with many top international artists, including Elton John, David Bowie, Ringo Starr, Peter Gabriel, Asia, Julian Lennon, ABC, Cheap Trick, Bruce Springsteen, and Foo Fighters.
Tickets are £17 and available by calling 01305 783 225 or visiting www.weymouthpavilion.com