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BAND LINEUP

Vocals – Bernard Jewry

Lead guitar – Jerry Wilcock

Rhythm guitar – Mick Eyre

Bass – Walter (Bill) Bonney

Drums – Tony Hinchcliffe




Shane Fenton and the Fentones at The 76 Club

BAND INFORMATION

In the early 1960s, Shane Fenton and the Fentones were an unknown teenage band who recorded a demo tape and mailed it in to the BBC with the hope of being picked to appear on TV.

While awaiting a reply from the BBC, the band's 17-year-old singer Shane Fenton, born John Theakstone, died as a result of the rheumatic fever he had suffered in childhood.

The rest of the band decided to break up, but then unexpectedly received a letter from the BBC inviting them to come to London to audition in person for the programme. Theakstone's mother asked the band to stay together, and to keep its name, in honour of her son's memory. Jewry, who was a roadie with the group at the time, was asked to become the new Shane Fenton.

The combo had a handful of hits in the UK Singles Chart on Parlophone. Jewry later also appeared in Billy Fury's movie, Play It Cool.



YOUTUBE CLIP


BAND WEBSITE


ALBUMS


SINGLES

I’m a Moody Guy (1961)

Walk Away (1962)

Its All Over Now (1962)

Cindy’s Birthday (1962)




DID YOU KNOW?

Bernard Jewry, known more famously as Alvin Stardust, was originally the roadie for Shane Fenton & the Fentones.



WHERE ARE THEY NOW

Jewry found fame in the 70s as Alvin Stardust and has acted. He is still singing today.

Bonney emigrated to Canada.


DATES AT THE 76 CLUB

Thursday, 9th April 1964



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