Join Marty for his 80th birthday party; jamie mcloughlin ON AN ORIGINAL ROCK 'N' ROLLER SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN AS HE ANNOUNCES MILESTONE TOUR.
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AVING a bus pass? It's the new rock 'n' roll.
HWith so many pioneers of the music that we listen to today now in their 70s, the beat's been going on far longer than any naysayers predicted back in the '50s.
Which is reason enough to show your respects to one of Britain's first pop stars as he celebrates his 80th birthday.
To mark his milestone year, Marty Wilde is going out on the road again with a couple of mates to keep up the party atmosphere.
Joining him on his Solid Gold Rock 'n' Roll Show are Mike Berry and Eden Kane and the woman known as "Little Miss Sixties", Nancy Ann Lee.
Marty's story began in 1957 when he was spotted while performing in London's Condor Club and went on to have hits including Donna and Teenager in Love.
He wasn't just a flash in the pan. More than 20 years later, he wrote the number two hit, Kids in America, for his pop star daughter, Kim.
It's been an impressive career so far - last year, Marty received an MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace - and, in many ways, he is only just getting started.
Anyone wanting to wish him well on his big birthday (and you'll be expected to bop your socks off, too) should book tickets for Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on June 9 next year.
Tickets start at PS28.50. Book on liverpoolphil.com or call the box office on 0151 709 3789.
Marty Wilde will be bringing his Solid Gold Rock 'n' Roll Show to the Philharmonic Hall next June