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Fans Get Musical Trip Down Memory Lane

Fans Get Musical Trip Down Memory Lane

Who: Johnny Tillotson
Where: Cardiff Panthers
When: Friday October 3, 2003

WHEN JOHNNY TILLOTSON won a national talent quest in 1957, it spelled the start of a fruitful career that would continue for more than 40 years.

The US-born entertainer has come a long way from his humble beginnings.

He continues to provide fans all over the globe with a musical trip down memory lane through a constant touring schedule.

Tillotson will return to Australian shores this week and perform at CLUBNOVA PANTHERS CARDIFF on October 3.

With three worldwide number one hits and 14 Top 40 hits to his name, Tillotson is the voice behind songs such as Poetry in Motion, Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On and Without You.

His dream to become an entertainer was evident at a young age and by the mid-1950s, Tillotson began writing his own material.

After being chosen as one of six national finalists in the NATIONAL PET MILK TALENT CONTEST , he was signed to CADENCE RECORDS which was also home to the likes of the EVERLY BROTHERS and ANDY WILLIAMS.

He had his first hit with his debut single Dreamy Eyes , but truly saw his career take off when he moved to New York City.

It was during this time that he penned classic pop numbers like Poetry In Motion, It Keeps Right On A Hurtin', Without You, Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On .

Tillotson received his first GRAMMY nomination for It Keeps Right On A Hurtin' and this established him as a popular artist in pop and country music.

The song has since been recorded by more than 100 artists including ELVIS PRESLEY .

It was most recently a number one hit for country artist BILLY JOE ROYAL.

Tillotson went on to record many more hits including Talk Back Trembling Lips, Heartaches By The Number, She and You're The Reason.

Catch Tillotson performing all of his hits at CLUBNOVA PANTHERS CARDIFF on October 3 from 7.30pm.

Tickets are on sale from the club for $27.50 for adults or $17.50 for children aged 15 and under.

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