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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