THE SEARCHERS - LATEST
We have just put the May issue of Frank Allen’s own newsletter
on line. In it, he has written in more detail than I did in my
previous update about John McNally’s recent illness, which
unfortunately forced the Searchers to cancel five shows in mid/late
April. I am pleased to say that John seems to have made a good
recovery now, and everything is hopefully back on track. It was
so very unusual for the Searchers to have to cancel shows, in fact it
was only the second time in the 29 years since I’ve been seeing them
that they have had to do so, but on this occasion John’s health really
had to come first.
Thank you all for sending your best wishes,
which John really appreciated All but one of the cancelled
dates were quickly rescheduled – see the dates list – and all ticket
holders were given the opportunity to keep their same booking for
the new date, or have a refund..
All the Searchers shows for the rest of the year, as they stand at the moment, are on the dates
list including another run of the Sixties Gold tour in the autumn, also
featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers (Gerry’s farewell tour
apparently), Brian Poole & the Tremeloes (Chip Hawkes and Dave
Munden), Vanity Fare and Steve Ellis (of Love Affair).
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.
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.
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