28 years after the death of legendary rock ‘n’ roll star, Billy Fury, his band Fury’s Tornados perform his hits in Worthing on May 19.
Fury’s Tornados remain Billy Fury’s longest-serving band and tour as the Halfway to Paradise show with Colin Gold taking the role of Billy. They remember their friend and boss during the show by performing his 29 chart-topping hits live, including I Will, Last Night Was Made for Love, Wondrous Place, Jealousy, Halfway to Paradise and more.
Fury’s Tornados became part of Billy’s life in 1970. It had been four years since his previous major hit but Billy remained a big star, having had more hit singles during the 60s than The Beatles. Glam-rock was taking over Britain at the time but Fury and the band were still greeted by fan hysteria after each show. The show includes reminiscences about the star and life on tour.
Fury’s Tornados’ guitarist Chris Raynor remembers: “Billy was 6ft tall, handsome and a big star with a terrific voice but he was also very shy. This had a devastating affect on the females. They all fancied him, so after each performance it was quite usual for the band to be keeping the dressing room door safely on its hinges."
Fury’s Tornados backed Billy until his retirement as a result of ill health in 1976 and celebrate their years with him during the Worthing show.
Halfway to Paradise
Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing. BN11 3PX
Saturday May 19
Box offices: at the Connaught and Pavilion Theatres
01903 206 206
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