About 2014


2014: the year of P.J. Proby’s 
Golden Anniversary of 50 years in the UK

A lot happened. The year started off with a trip to London Air Studios to record a duet with Van Morrison: The song that Van wrote in 2002: Whatever Happened To P.J. Proby? The song was released in March 2015 on Van Morrison’s CD: Duets: reworking the catalogue. A definite must-have!

On Saturday 15 February P.J. Proby performed his one hour show at the romantic
Moonlight&Roses Weekend in Mill Rythe Holiday Village, backed by the houseband.

On Friday 11 April P.J. Proby performed his full show and more for the LABRADOR RESCUE CHARITY EAST MIDLANDS in Nottingham. PJ was on stage for 2 hours and 8 minutes non-stop! Surely this must have been a record for the Guiness Book of records!
The labradors loved being sung to and the Charity Fund raising was a huge success.. 

Sadly P.J. Proby lost his beloved Tilly around this time. However, a new humafur was given to him and changed his life: little rescue Candy del Rio Proby!

In the Autumn another Sixties Gold Tour followed, supposed to star the follwing artists:  

P.J. Proby, The Searchers, Gerry&The Pacemakers, Chip Hawkes & Brian Poole and The Fortunes
Sadly, Gerry Marsden had to cancell, due to ill health. The Pacemakers did some of Gerry’s songs on their own and did a great spot! Spencer Davis was added to the line up. Sadly, halfway the tour, Brian Poole was rushed to hospital for an emergency operation. Chip Hawkes comtinued to do their set on his own. 
P.J. Proby had no problems at all and sailed through the tour -swinging on stage with Sophie - as a young lad!

These were the tour dates:

September 2014
30. City Hall - Salisbury

October 2014
1. Swan Theatre - High Wycombe
2. Fairfeild Halls - Croydon
3. The Lighthouse - Poole
4. Central Hall Theatre - Chatham
9. Hippodrome - Bristol
10. Princess Theatre - Torquay
11. Alban Arena - St. Albans
12. Corn Exchange - Cambridge
15. Anvil Theatre - Basingstoke
16. Assembly Hall - Worthing
17. Leisure Centre - Stevenage
18. Winter Gardens - Margate
19. Cliffs Pavilion - Southend
20. Kings Theatre - Southsea, Portsmouth
22. Regent Theatre - Stoke-On-Trent
23. De Montfort Hall - Leicester
24. Derngate Theatre - Northampton
29. St. David's Hall - Cardiff
30. Venue Cymru - Llandudno
The Dome - Doncaster

November 2014
1. Opera House - Blackpool
2. Grand Theatre - Leeds
6. Barbican - York
7. The Sage - Gateshead
8. The Caird Hall - Dundee
9. Concert Hall - Glasgow
10. Playhouse - Edinburgh
11. Concert Hall - Perth
12. Music Hall - Aberdeen
13. Eden Court Theatre - Inverness
15. Opera House - Buxton
16. The Palladium - London
18. Congress Theatre - Eastbourne
23. Empire - Liverpool
25. Concert Hall - Nottingham
26. Bridgewater Hall - Manchester
29. Hawth Theatre - Crawley
30. Orchard Theatre - Dartford

December 2014
1. Waterside Theatre – Aylesbury
2. Symphony Hall - Birmingham

When the tour ended, P.J. Proby and The Pacemakers performed their Sixties Gold set at the Vauxhall Holiday Park in Great Yarmouth on 7 December.