THE SEARCHERS - LATEST
NEWSHello again everyone.
I hope you have not been affected by the flu and persistent coughing
viruses that have been going round ever since the New Year, and if you
have, you are now feeling better.
We have just put on line a new issue of Frank Allen’s own newsletter.
Amongst other things he talks about John McNally’s very welcome return
after three months’ absence, the recent trip to Denmark, some upcoming
shows, and looks forward to another Sixties Gold tour in the
autumn. I hope you will enjoy reading it. There are some
more Qs and As at the end of it.
By popular demand we have just added to the dates list
the schedule for the autumn package tour, which will run from 2 October
to 2 December. It will feature The Searchers, P J Proby, The
Merseybeats, The Fortunes, Steve Ellis (of Love Affair) and Vanity
Fare. I believe a few of the shows are on sale already, but the
majority might not be for a while yet, so do please be patient with Box
Office staff, who in the main won’t know what shows are coming up until
they actually go onto their screens for sale.
Some theatres are already promoting this as “The Searchers Farewell
Sixties Tour” which has unfortunately made some people misleadingly
think that the boys are retiring after it finishes. This is not
so – it will actually be the farewell Sixties Gold tour, but all being
well the Searchers will be continuing with their own solo shows in 2019.
As mentioned in my last issue, sales are going well for the recent
American release of a new CD compilation set “The Searchers - Another
Night – The Sire Recordings 1979/1981”, a must-have especially for fans
who weren’t around when the original LPs, or a later CD re-issue, were
available. This isn’t on general release in the UK, but it can be
obtained via Amazon and from the website of the US record label (Omnivore).
Frank’s very detailed 2009 hardback book “The Searchers And Me”
is still in print. It is ONLY available direct from Aureus
Publishing - from the above link, read all about it and follow the
instructions to place an order. Click here
for a message from Frank, which includes a whole chapter from the book
which we hope will encourage you to buy it. If you bring your
copy along to a show, Frank will be pleased to autograph it for you.
And if you’ve never read Frank’s first book “Travelling Man - On The
Road With The Searchers” (originally published in hardback in 1999 and
now out of print) - it is now available as an electronic version to
download for Kindles etc from various Amazon sites worldwide.
Finally, could I again remind those of you who now go direct to the
most popular webpages, without going via the Home page, that there are
some comprehensive articles about the Searchers’ career accessible from
links down the left hand side of that page: www.the-searchers.co.uk.
These include three very comprehensive “history” pages and very
detailed coverage - with plenty of pictures - of their guitars and
other stage equipment. There are technical reasons why these
additional links are only available from the home page, but unless you
sometimes access the site via there, you’re missing at least half of
all the website has to offer.