WHAT an interesting read the six-page supplement focusing on Brighton Hippodrome was and the prospect of it re-opening some time in the future

back to its original purpose, live entertainment.

The first time round that all came to an end on Sunday, November 24, 1964 when a farewell bill topped by Chuck Berry brought the curtain down for the very last time.

With the ongoing major refurbishment to bring it all back to its former glory it could well be not far short of its 60th anniversary since the last time the

pit orchestra struck up the overture.

If all goes well and there is a grand reopening concert it occurred to me how many famous entertainers from yesteryear who trod its boards 60 years or more ago are still around today who could be invited to grace the stage once again on its rebirth.

Obviously, in the meantime the list may condense a little. People in the entertainment business pass on just as we do ourselves. Here's my list: Shirley Bassey, Tommy Steele, Rosemary Squires, Billy J Kramer, Dennis King, Jimmy Tarbuck, John Leyton, Frankie Valli, Elkie Brooks, Una Stubbs, Brian Hyland, The Shadows, Libby Morris, Anne Hart, Petula Clark, David Berglas, Brian Poole, Amanda Barrie, Mark Wynter, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Billie Davis, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Sheila Mathews, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Worthy and Georgie Fame. Phew! Can other readers come up with more names ?

Gerald Oxley

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