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Still dancing 50 years on
9:20am Friday 11th April 2014 in Arts
IT is not only the signature tune of a legendary Motown girl band but it is one of the world’s most iconic pop songs.
Dancing In The Street was first recorded by Martha and The Vandellas in 1964 and Eastleigh’s Concorde Club will be one of the stops on a world tour as the Martha Reeves celebrates the 50th anniversary of the famous single.
In a coup for the Stoneham Lane club, her group will, on September 25, re-create her hits.
The show is part of a star-studded season including giants from the world of entertainment and sport, including a cricketing icon.
Superstar songstresses include Elkie Brooks (September 19) Kiki Dee (October 10) Clare Teal (October 22) and Joan Armatrading (October 31).
Cornish stand-up comedian Jethro appears on June 29.
Former chat show host Des O’Connor brings back his brand of quickfire humour to The Concorde on September 12.
One of cricket’s greatest all rounders, Sir Garfield Sobers, will on August 1 talk about his distinguished career.
Golfing superstar Tony Jacklin, along with snooker ace Willie Thorne, will be teeing up some sporting tales on September 5.
Jazz stars taking centre stage will include Kyle Eastwood, who will be bringing his smooth jazz to town on April 29.
Making another transatlantic return visit on May 7 will be Texan tenor saxophonist Houston Person.
The jazz menu includes, on April 16, Swing Ray Gelato, and the Temperance Seven on July 2.
On May 2, The Concorde will be the launch pad for a soul superstars’ tour starring Geno Washington, The Foundations and Jaki Graham.
Former Supreme Kaaren Ragland and Motown recording artist Johnny Britt get together for Motor City Memories on May 9.
From London’s West End the cast of Carnaby Street The Concert will hit the stage on May 17.
Tickets are on sale now.