Charlie Gracie, one of America’s first rock ‘n’ roll stars, with hits like Fabulous, Butterfly and I Love You So Much It Hurts, is heading to the Isle of Wight for 2 appearances at the Camphill Community Club in Newport.
Charlie, who loves visiting Britain, first came in 1957 for a nationwide tour. He also was seen on TV’s ‘Sunday Night At The London Palladium’ and the Six-Five Special. His early British fans included Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Cliff Richard and Van Morrison.
On Thursday (6th December), Charlie will be featured in an informal evening at Camphill Community Club. The event will be hosted by the Island’s showbiz journalist and broadcaster John Hannam. He will interview Charlie live on stage and there will opportunities to ask questions and to meet Charlie in person. There will also be 2 DJs, Vinyl Woll and Max playing music of the era.
On the following night, Friday 7th December, Charlie will be in concert playing some of the most popular music from his long career. Today he’s one of only a few original American rock ‘n’ roll stars still playing live dates. He will be supported by Graham Fenton, the lead singer of Matchbox, plus The Valley Boys and Annie May.
Tickets will be available at the door.
For more details visit www.rockinaroundtheisland.co.uk.