Published On: Tue, Feb 12th, 2013

Pop Group “The Searchers” Will Rock Out In Chelmsford


Pop group sensation The Searchers, will be rocking out in Chelmsford next month to show they’ve still got it after more than 50 years after they first got together.

The band, who are famous for their hits,  Sweets for My Sweet and Needles and Pins, will be playing at the Civic Theatre, in Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, on March 20, as part of a national tour.The Searchers Pop Group

The group, who were originally from Liverpool, got their band together back in 1959, before they came into prominence in the early 1960s with a string of hits.

Frank Allen, the band’s bass player, said “It is an amazing feeling to go past the 50th anniversary mark. The guys are still ready to rock around the world. I doubt if any group who made the charts in the mid sixties could imagine it was going to last to this extent. Four or five years would have been great and then we figured we’d probably have to find other ways of making a living. There were downs as well as ups, a lot of them, but we managed to ride out the bad times and finally we became a respected part of the Britpop musical heritage.”

Looking ahead to their performance in Chelmsford, Frank said, “The group are really looking forward to the gig. We’ve been to Chelmsford many times and have never been disappointed. It’s a history of the Searchers in both music and anecdotes about the things that have happened along the way. We’ll play a lot of album tracks and B-sides, along with the great hits. This has proved to be a very satisfying combination with the fans of old.”

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