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Delltones Are Still Rock 'N' Rolling

Delltones Are Still Rock 'N' Rolling

Who: The Delltones
Where: Soldiers Point Bowling Club
When: Friday October 31, 2003

MORE than 40 years after it introduced the world to its its style of harmonious pop, THE DELLTONES continue to perform to fans all over Australia.

People Hunter residents will have the chance to see the legendary harmony band when it performs a string of dates around the Hunter region in October and November.

It will be The Delltones' second tour of the Hunter in less than a year following performances at Hexham Bowling Club and West Leagues Club in March.

The Delltones launched onto the Australian music scene at the height of the rock'n'roll era and went on to tour Australia, New Zealand, England and South East Asia.

From 1959, The Delltones released a string of hit singles including Gee, The White Cliffs of Dover, You're The Limit and Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands.

The group achieved its biggest hit, Come A Little Bit Closer , in January 1963 just six months after the death of lead singer NOEL WIDERBERG .

Further hits including Hangin' Five and Hey Girl, Don't Bother Me took the band through to 1971 before it decided to disband break up.

In 1982, Newcastle's own DANNY MAYERS joined the line-up and the group went on to have success with singles such as Bop Till Ya Drop, Papa Oom Mow Mow, Get a Job and Tickled Pink .

The Delltones have also performed at festivals such as the ADELAIDE FESTIVAL and Melbourne's MOOMBAH FESTIVAL .

Fans can look out for The Delltones when the band kicks off a tour of the Hunter at SOLDIERS POINT BOWLING CLUB on October 31.

The band will also perform at BELMONT 16FT SAILING CLUB on November 1 and MAITLAND CITY BOWLING CLUB on November 2.

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