If you can’t go back using Doctor Who’s tardis (a momentous '60s creation), then what better way to travel through time than with music?
All it takes is a few bars of ‘Be My Baby’ by the Ronettes, the powerful voice of Aretha Franklin spelling out ‘Respect’, or the testosterone-fuelled roar of Tom Jones in ‘What’s New Pussycat’, and you’ll instantly experience the good times of the swinging sixties.
And, let’s be honest: when it comes to music, there is no better decade. Can you think of any other era which saw the stage dominated by musical legends as iconic as David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Nancy Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Dusty Springfield, Fleetwood Mac, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Johnny Cash and The Beach Boys? Oh, and not to mention a little band you might have heard of called the Beatles…?
The musical acts booked to appear on the Gaby Hardwicke Stage at the innaugural, free Bexhill 60s Revolution on Saturday 13 July 2019 are included below.Our stage sponsor:
We are thrilled that the original Tremeloes will be reuniting at the Bexhill 60s Revolution on 13 July; bringing the fabulous feel-good sounds of the Sixties.
Join us, as we bring lead singer Len (Chip) Hawkes and lead guitarist Rick Westwood together again at Bexhill-on-Sea. Len, father of 90s pop star Chesney Hawkes, originally joined the band in 1965. Rick has been a founder member since 1958.
Sing along with hits such as: Silence is Golden, Here Comes My Baby, Twist and Shout, Do You Love Me, Call Me Number One and many other top 10 songs.
Why pay a fortune to see ants in a stadium when for a fraction of the price you can get up close and smell the faking brilliance of the Counterfeit Stones? Described by Mick Jagger as "The most famous Stones band in England", the Counterfeit Stones are more than a tribute to the Rolling Stones, they're a complete re-enactment!
One of the best Beatles tribute bands around, The Beatles For Sale will be at Bexhill 60s Revolution. From early Beatles to Sgt Pepper and Rooftop Finale on top of Abbey Road studios authentically recreated. Around town, experience the Magical Mystery Tour. Expect a spectacular finale on the roof of the De La Warr Pavilion.
Sixties Retro is a popular, well established 1960s multi-tribute band.
At the Bexhill 60s Revolution they'll be playing all the hits from the likes of Dave Clark Five, The Hollies, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Bee Gees and many more.
David Driver, Neil Roberts and Jon Delipps recreate the iconic music of Jimi Hendrix and the Woodstock era.
At the Bexhill 60s Revolution they will replicate the driving rhythms and improvisational adventures of Hendrix and fellow rock pioneers such as Cream, The Doors, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young and many others.
The Fieldstone Boys are an extremely popular local Skiffle Group and are all Senior Citizens in their 70s. They revive the Skiffle era of Lonnie Donegan and will play three sets during the day on the east lawn, adjoining the De La Warr Pavilion car park, south of Devonshire Road.
The Fieldstone Boys have recently recorded a video at the Broad Oak Recording Studio. They are an extremely popular group, bringing back the sounds of the 60s when Skiffle was very popular.