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Don's back in the groove.

Byline: Pete Chambers

WHEN you put out a record you are making a piece of history, it's a snapshot of a moment, and once it's out there it can hit the charts, or more often than not, fade into obscurity destined to collect dust in the shelves of a second-hand shop.

You never know when your song will be picked up and taken from obscurity, and that's exactly what happened to Coventry musician Don Fardon.

Don had international success with The Sorrows and as a solo artist with the songs Belfast Boy, about soccer legend George Best, and Indian Reservation.

You may have seen an advert for the fruit drink 5-Alive, and a dancing dodo.

Well the song, as the Telegraph reported yesterday is an obscure Don Fardon track entitled I'm Alive.

I asked Don how the dancing dodo had gone down so far.

Don said: "Well the reaction to the ad has been fantastic. So much so that the record is to be re-released end of June with a new disco mix and a video which I did last week for MTV which is absolutely hilarious.

So what's next for Mr Fardon? "Well I'm off to London to sign a contract to make a new album for the American market. They wanted me to do a double album, but time would not allow that so it will be a 15 track CD of new songs recorded in Nashville.

"I can't believe that at this time in my life my music career has not just taken off, it's gone into orbit. But as long as it keeps me young, and the ticker holds up I can't wait to get it on."

A REMINDER you can pay on the door at this Saturday's big 2-Tone Central fundraising gig at Venue 54, Cox St, Coventry. It's just pounds 10 doors open at 7pm, it promises to be busy with over 600 tickets sold already!

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COME BACK KID: Don Fardon in the 1970s and (inset) our story from yesterday about the revival of one of his songs
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Date:May 20, 2010
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