The 76 Club
A Musical Heritage
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
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-
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.
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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