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Dallas Boys

The Dallas Boys, Stan Jones, Bob Wragg, Leon Fisk, Joe Smith, (all from Leicester) and London lad Nicky Clarke were friends in real life. They went to school together, played rugby together and sang four-part harmonies.

The Dallas Boys were regulars on the TV show Six-Five Special and then on "Oh Boy!" and the ladies loved them - by the end of 1958, more than 5,000 women had joined their fan club. "It wasn't five lads singing the same note, it was harmonies, and we never mimed." Stan Jones proudly said in an interview. "We had to sing live, on camera, in front of a TV audience of millions. My mouth used to get so dry my tongue felt like a piece of leather."

Their popularity grew until the mid-sixties when their type of act was beginning to be labelled 'old fashioned'.

Stan Jones left the group in 1974 and became an agent and now looks after Shane Richie, Lisa Riley and Colleen Nolan. He rejoined the Dallas Boys in 1988 to play at Cliff Richard's 30-year anniversary concert - in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium. "It was brilliant," said Stan, but he added that there wouldn't be any more reunions - "There's a time and a place for everything, and our time has passed."

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MIDAS TOUCH

John Barry -
The Man With the Midas Touch
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John Barry - The Man With the Midas Touch

Our book "John Barry - The Man With the Midas Touch" is still available.

The book is also available from high street bookshops and the usual online (film-music) stores.

Please note that this book, first published in 2008, is not a re-issue of the 1998 book. It is unique in its own right, with new text and many new photos.

Hardcover, 304 pages, Redcliffe Press Ltd;  31 Oct. 2008, English
ISBN-10: 1904537774; ISBN-13: 978-1904537779
Product Dimensions: 18 x 2.1 x 25.5 cm

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John Barry -
The Early Years CD

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The full track listing: 1. Be Mine - Lance Fortune; 2. It's Not Too Late - Johnny Gavotte; 3. The Clanger March - Des Lane; 4. Arrivederci Baby - Little Tony & His Brothers; 5. You Made me Love You - Johnny De Little; 6. Easy Beat - Bert Weedon; 7. Heartbeat - The England Sisters; 8. Youthful Years - Danny William's; 9. I Vibrate - Larry Page & The Saga Satellites; 10. Mood One - The John Barry Orchestra; 11. I want my Bed - Bobby Shafto; 12. Keep A Walkin' - Tony Rocco; 13. Mood Two - The John Barry Orchestra; 14. Action - Lance Fortune; 15. If the Young Ones can be Happy - Billy Cotton; 16. Mood Three - The John Barry Orchestra; 17. Love's a Secret Game - Dennis Lotis; 18. Love Me - Danny Davis; 19. Mood Four - The John Barry Orchestra; 20. The Makings of a Man - Peter Gordeno; 21. Marilyn - Larry Page & The Saga Satellites; 22. Moonbird - Des Lane; 23. Never Ending - Mark Tracey; 24. Nowhere in this World - Derry Hart & The Hartbeats; 25. Opposites - Billy Cotton & Kathie Kay; 26. Smoky Blues - The John Barry Orchestra; 27. Ramona - The Five Dallas Boys; 28. They - Johnny De Little; 29. Trouble Shooter - Bob Miller & The Millermen; 30. You're My Only Girl - Danny Davis; 31. Baby Talk - Bill & Brett Landis; 32. I Got Eyes - Peter Gordeno; 33. The Lolly Theme - The John Barry Orchestra; 34. Santa Claus is coming to Town - Nina & Frederik; 35. Silent Night - Nina & Frederik; 36. White Christmas - Nina & Frederik; Total running time 78' 59"

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