David Hamilton comes to Melton

'Diddy' David Hamilton 'PHOTO: Supplied
'Diddy' David Hamilton 'PHOTO: Supplied
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Melton Theatre will get a new year blast from the past when radio disc jockey ‘Diddy’ David Hamilton brings his brand new ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Back The Years’ show to town.

After more than five decades broadcasting to the nation, the former BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 presenter is embarking on a year-long nationwide theatre tour.

Rather than spinning scratchy 45s, the music will be performed by live musicians.

Featuring classic hits from the 1950s and 60s, together with chat and gossip from pop’s golden era, the show is a tribute to the greats including Elvis, Cliff, The Shadows, The Supremes among many others.

A regular host of TV’s ‘Top Of The Pops’ in the 1970s, David has presented over 12,000 radio shows for BBC and commercial stations and over 1,000 TV shows mainly for BBC and ITV, but also on satellite. In the mid-1970s his afternoon radio shows drew the biggest audiences of the day.

Throughout his long career David has interviewed many of pop music’s biggest names. He famously compered shows by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and will be telling stories about the stars he has met and treating his audience to a selection of the songs they put in the charts.

David said: “I’m really thrilled to be back on stage. The aim is to give audiences an exciting night of nostalgia, humour and some of the greatest music ever made.

“Last year I did a show with a very talented band of musicians at the London Palladium and we thought it would be fun to put together an all-time great music touring show.

“I can’t think of anything better - other than Fulham winning the Premier League! ”

David’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Back The Years’ show comes to the Melton Theatre on Friday, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the event are priced at £20 plus a booking fee. For details call the box office on (01664) 851111.