Some of the greatest bands and musicians of all time had their heyday in the 1960s and 70s, and lucky for us, some of them are still around today. If you’re thinking of planning some fun adult weekend breaks full of singing and dancing, keep reading for our top picks for 60s and 70s musicians you can still see on tour. |
Steve Ellis started singing at age 15 and has been going strong ever since. First a member of Soul Survivors and later the lead singer of British pop group Love Affair, Ellis is an expert at charming crowds with his soulful voice. Love Affair’s international number-one hit ‘Endearing Love’ celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2018, the same year Ellis released his newest album ‘Boom Bang Twang!’. Described as a blend of soul, rock, reggae and more, Ellis is sure to be the highlight of those adult weekend breaks that feature one of his performances.
Roy G Hemmings
You may know Hemmings from the J.A.L.N. Band with their hit dance single ‘Disco Music’, but he’s known for much more than that. As the longest-serving member of popular doo-wop group The Drifters and with an impressive solo career of his own (some of his top albums include ‘No Afro, No Sequins, No Flairs’ and ‘All Talked Out’), Hemmings has an impressive career of music to draw from. His live show includes music from his newest album ‘Philly vs Motown’ plus other exciting Motown hits and choreography.
Spencer James was the lead vocalist and guitarist for rock band The Searchers for 37 years. While the band retired this year, James is still continuing his impressive career as a solo artist. Having performed in Wembley Stadium, Madison Square Garden and internationally as far as Australia, the Middle East and the Falkland Islands, James is no stranger to the stage. His track list includes some of The Searchers’ greatest hits plus many more from his earlier career, including 1974 hit from The First Class, ‘Beach Baby’.
Adult weekend breaks that include a chance to see Sharn Adela perform are worth their weight in gold. A true Motown diva, she commands the stage with her elegant style, awe-inspiring costume changes and track list of Motown’s greatest hits. Having performed in London’s West End, across the UK and Europe and on TV’s The Royal Variety Show, Sharn will impress and delight with choreographed performances of songs by Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, The Supremes and more.
Celebrating 45 years since their first single ‘Hey Rock and Roll’, Showaddywaddy have an impressive 23 top-40 hits to choose from for their exciting pop-rock shows across the UK. In the 1970s, this band beat out every other band – including ABBA – for the title of most hits in the UK. Their number-one hit single ‘Under the Moon of Love’ is a crowd-pleaser and the band is expected to release new music before the end of the year.
Get Ready to Go
Many companies specialise in booking adult weekend breaks, so look for one that offers music and party getaways. These travel-savvy experts will manoeuvre the tricky details of trip-planning for you with ease, so you can focus on rocking out on your trip.
Whether you’re into rock-and-roll, soul or Motown, there has never been a better time for music fans to book adult weekend breaks.
Perry Mahoney is the Director of GN Holidays, a holiday company specialising in adult weekend breaks, cruises and other excursions for the over 40s. If you're looking to enjoy a much-needed break sailing along the Rhine, a getaway with non-stop 60s and 70s sounds or a just an opportunity to bond with some like-minded travellers, GN Holidays will be sure to provide you with an unforgettable experience.
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