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Delltones Survive Changing Trends

Delltones Survive Changing Trends

Who: The Delltones
Where: Singleton Bowling Club
Author: Jade Lazerevic
When: Friday November 16, 2001

THEY have seen the rise and fall of Beatlemania, disco fever and heavy metal, but The Delltones continue and will perform a series of concerts in the Hunter this month.

The Delltones originally began as a four-piece in 1959.

After working as backing vocalists, the group gained support slots for international and local stars.

As regular performers on Bandstand and Six O'Clock Rock the group quickly established a popular following.

In the space of one year, the group released a number of singles including a version of doo-wop hit Gee and White Cliffs Of Dover. Success followed with You're The Limit and Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands. Following the loss of lead vocalist Noel Widerberg, the group recruited Colin Loughnan as a replacement.

In 1963 the group had its biggest hit with Come A Little Bit Closer and went on to record a number of hits.

The group split in 1971 but reformed in the late '70s with a line-up change and the introduction of Bob Pierce and Sep Martin. After extensive touring, another set of Delltones was recruited and Danny Mayers joined the band in 1983 as the new frontman.

The album Bop 'Til Ya Drop sold more than 65,000 copies and reached number two, featuring songs such as Pappa Oom Mow Mow and Get a Job. A number of new members were added to the line-up, and today the group is made up of Danny Mayers, Woody Finlayson, Owen Booth, Merv Dick and Peewee Wilson. Catch The Delltones at Mayfield Waratah RSL on November 9, Belmont 16ft Sailing Club on the 10th, Singleton Bowling Club on the 16th, East Maitland Bowling Club on the 23rd and Kurri Kurri Bowling Club on the 24th.

Tickets can be booked at the venues.

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