This time next week at 6.30pm we'll be seated preparing for the once in a lifetime Hit Parade Revue. It’s 60 years since the first Hit Parade (or The Pop Charts as we know it) was announced. And over six decades that institution has delivered snarling anarchists, pouting soul stars, glittering pop Svengalis, Euro visionaries, invading Americans and a procession of culture-changing idols.
Pop music created teen culture and in turn became the soundtrack for that first date, that first kiss and the party of a lifetime.
At Vintage a procession of great British singers celebrate their own hits and their favourite tunes from the last 60 years. It’s the night of a lifetime staged in the wonderful legacy of the Festival of Britain that is the iconic Royal Festival Hall.
Here's the official line-up and running order for the evening...
Garry Christian - from the soulful north, Garry rekindles the spirit of the mighty Isley Brothers with the gorgeous ‘Harvest For The World' and pays tribute to George Harrison who died ten years ago this autumn with his euphoric ‘Here Comes The Sun’.
Linda Lewis delivers the earliest incarnation of Brit Pop performing her own hits as well as Nat King Cole’s immortal ‘Nature Boy’ from the late 50s.
David McAlmont dips into his own song book for one of the most intelligent hits of the ‘90s, ‘Yes’ and the spine tingling ‘Falling’ as stepping back into the 70s to pluck out one of his favourites.
Anthony Strong the jazz crooner, as tipped by Wogan and Michael Parkinson, will be on hand to embrace Cole Porter and the sounds of the 50s.
Jodie Prenger - the Andrew Lloyd Webber-approved Dorothy star, will be crossing the decades with her own personal selections.
Adam Ant - the 80s pop legend has just been announced to play Vintage at Southbank. Polish off your Prince Charming dance moves for a performance to remember.
10cc dust off their 70s songbook with the evocative tearjerker ‘I’m Not In Love', adding a nod to their heroes The Beatles.
Sandie Shaw - after her first appearance in almost 25 years at last year’s Vintage, Sandie returns to relight the 60s with her iconic ‘Always Something There To Remind Me’ and the exotic romanticism of ‘Trains And Boats And Planes’.
The Vintage Hit Parade Revue, complete with strings and plenty of melodic memories promises to be an epic journey through the highlights of pop music. If you’d like to attend the Hit Parade, book a Sunday Pass + Revue Show. Click here to book your seat!