From the smash hit album comes a major new musical
Teenager In Love, Heartbeat, Only The Lonely, Blue Moon, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Up On The Roof, Runaway, Dream Lover, Take Good Care Of My Baby, Lipstick On Your Collar, (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock, Rubber Ball, Blue Velvet, Be Bop A Lula, The Loco-Motion, You Never Can Tell, Walking Back To Happiness and many more hits from music's golden era coming soon...
All the latest releases presented to you by Dreamboats and Petticoats, each and every one full of songs from the best years of your life.
This album is quite simply put, a trip down memory lane. A fantastic mix of fondly remembered artists from the UK, such as Billy Fury, Adam Faith, Joe Brown, Helen Shapiro, plus a handful of US stars like Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin and Chuck Berry.
Great as a gift or for your very own nostalgic trip.
Following the massive succcess of Dreamboats and Petticoats (600k sales and still going) comes Foot Tappers.
From the same era, these are the big instrumental hits showcasing the hugely popular guitar bands of the day. The album is stacked with perennial hits from The Shadows, The Ventures, The Tornados, Duane Eddy, The Surfaris, Johnny And The Hurricanes and Dick Dale And His Deltones (from Pulp Fiction).
It goes without saying that this makes an ideal Father's Day gift for the over 50s.
With the first CD selling more than 600,000 copies, Dreamboats And Petticoats Two is another fine selection of late 50s/Early 60s classics to lead you down memory lane.
Featuring the likes of Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Billy Fury, Marty Wilde, Neil Sedaka, Eddie Cochrane, Johnny Tillotson, Brenda Lee, Bobby Vinton and Doris Day this is the perfect gift to reminisce to.
The inimitable Joe Brown, UK guitar pioneer and rock legend, celebrates his 50th anniversary in the business this year and he's still touring, still working and still releasing new material.
Incredibly it's been half a century (and he still looks the same) since Joe first trod the boards performing in the early days with the likes of Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Johnnie Cash and Billy Fury.
As well as being popular in their native America, The Platters became a huge success story in Britain. The massive singles they released here have left a lasting impression on the soul-loving British public. Classic hits, featured on this collection, include The Great Pretender, Only You and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, which reached number 1 in the UK.
The Great Pretender was revived in 1987 by none other than Freddie Mercury, who took it back into the top 5. Their huge hit Twilight Time, also featured here, reached number 1 in America and Australia before soaring to number 3 in the UK. Overall, they had a total of 38 hit singles in the USA.
Singer, songwriter, legend - Marty Wilde, will celebrate his 50th anniversary in the music business, with the release of Born To Rock N'Roll - The Greatest Hits - a sublime collection of all Marty's best known tracks, with the addition of a brand new recording of the title track and an exclusive duet with his daughter Kim Wilde.
Wilde, one of the first original British Rock N' Roll pioneers enjoyed countless hits in the late 50s and early 60s, with thirteen consecutive hit records staying in the charts for a total of 117 weeks!
Billy Fury (born Ronald Wycherley, 17th April 1940 in Liverpool) was an early Briotish rock ‘n’ roll star. He equalled the Beatles; record of 24 hits in the 1960s and s[pent 332 weeks on the chart without a chart topping sinlge or album. In 2003 a bronze statue of Billy was unveiled at the National Museum of Liverpool Life.
His biggest hits include Jealousy (#2 in Sept ‘61), Halfway To Paradise (#3 in May ’61) and Last Night Was Made For Love (#3 in May ’62).
The Many Sides Of Dave Edmunds is the definitive collection of a career that spans four decades. A true rock n' roll purist, Edmunds has never strayed far from the original rock n' roll sound of the 1950s.
His career began in the 1960s as lead guitarist for the band Love Sculpture, before going solo in 1968. Edmunds painstakingly recreated the sound of the 1950's producers from Sun and Chess, often playing all the instruments himself. By the mid 1970s Edmunds' solo career had began to branch out into the formation of the band Rockpile. Although, mainly a live outfit, with Edmunds still writing and recording the albums on his own, their first collaborative effort, 1978's Tracks On Wax 4, became a critically acclaimed hit. Their next album Repeat When Necessary produced the single "Girls Talk," as well as the Top 20 "Queen of Hearts," both major British hits.
Throughout the 1980s Edmunds mainly focused on producing other people's music, but returned to the forefront in 1994 with the album Plugged In.
The Many Sides Of Dave Edmunds captures the remarkable sound and career of one of rock n' roll's most enduring and popular cult stars.
Having sold a staggering 13 million albums worldwide, Jason Donovan is back doing what he loves most: He has recorded his first new album for 15 years. This is a brand new studio album of great tracks from the post Elvis, pre Beatles era, including classics like Love Hurts, Be My Baby, Lover Letters and Dream Lover.
The album also features two self-penned songs including Dreamboats And Petticoats, the lead track and single which ties in with the forthcoming musical of the same name, due in 2009. Dreamboats And Petticoats was recorded live, with guitar by the legendary Hank Marvin.