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Train To Pull Into Station

Train To Pull Into Station

Who: Lonesome Train
Where: Marquis O'Lorne Hotel
When: Saturday February 26, 2005

DOUGIE DEKROO, formerly one half of THE DEKROO BROTHERS, who had a national hit with the single And Her Name is Scarlet in 1963, is still rocking after four decades in the industry.

He returns to Newcastle this weekend with his band LONESOME TRAIN to prove he has still got it after all these years.

Lonesome Train will perform at the MUSEUM HOTEL on Friday night and at the MARQUIS O'LORNE on Saturday night.

A veteran of Aussie stage and small screen, Dekroo's resume boasts a long list of achievements.

It was JOHNNY O'KEEFE who gave The Dekroo Brothers their first taste of national exposure when he invited the band to appear live on his ABC radio show Rockville Junction in 1959.

Soon after, the boys moved from their home town of Perth to the big smoke in Melbourne and eventually on to Sydney, making several appearances on variety programs such as Bandstand, Sing, Sing, Sing and Six O'Clock Rock .

Australian tours with CLIFF RICHARD AND THE SHADOWS, ROY ORBISON, THE EVERLEY BROTHERS and a host of other international acts helped the band gain a high profile and become a popular touring act.

Managed by KEVIN JACOBSON along with THE BEE GEES, COL JOYE and LITTLE PATTIE, the boys played all the large venues of the time, including several tours with BILLY THORPE AND THE AZTECS. More recently Dekroo has been seen performing at movie premieres for Great Balls of Fire and Cry Baby and was featured in episode one of the recent ABC documentary Long Way to the Top .

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