Monday, April 18, 2011

Wee Willie Harris

Wee Willie Harris: Here's a bill from The Ritz, Wigan from 1958 or 1959 before Cliff Richard's then backing band The Drifters had become The Shadows. Apparently billed as 'Britain's wild man of rock 'n' roll' in the 1950s. He had limited commercial success (none of his singles charted), but was popular through live performances and TV appearances. His mention in "Reasons To Be Cheerful" led to a comeback in the 70s and in 2000 he even released an album entitled 'Twenty Reasons To Be Cheerful'. Right I'm off to Wigan, looks like a good bill and only 6 bob for a decent seat.

1 comment:

  1. A Living Legend of British Rock'n'Roll!
    "Wee Willie Harris" by TONY RICKABY