Barron Knights

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  • Location: Sunshine Coast Function Centre, Caloundra 4551 Queensland

It was way back in 1960 when 6 guys got together in Leighton Buzzard Bedfordshire to form a pop group based on vocal harmony. They called themselves the Knights of the Round Table but quickly realized it was too many words to put on a poster so for no other reason at all decided on changing the name to The Barron Knights.

They spent two years travelling up and down the country singing in dance halls. Transportation was a 27-seater coach, which served as their hotel. 20 seats were removed and 7 beds were installed. Each night they made just enough money to pay for the fuel to the next gig and a trip to the chippie.

By 1962 certain members left either to get married or because the lifestyle did not suit so Barron, Pete, Butch, Duke and Dave were the ones who wanted a full time career. The remaining five brave Barron Knights soon found themselves in Hamburg Germany performing 4 hours a night at the Top Ten club. Along with the Star club the two venues served as the work places for bands such as the Beatles, Searchers, Gerry and the Pacemakers and many more. Little Richard and the Everly brothers were some of the big stars that would come over from America to perform along side all the unknowns.

In the early Seventies the Barron Knights started to tour overseas covering Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, and of course Europe. This gave them a rest from recording and a chance to get out to perform in front of the fans that had bought the records. That was when the show started to develop into a concert as opposed to cabaret.

In 1977 and on the day Elvis passed away the Barron Knights performed a new number in Tenby South West Wales. It was called Live In Trouble. The reaction was like Call Up the Groups in 1964 so within days they were in the studio. Pete took the track to CBS and a five-year deal was struck. Within weeks they were back on Top Of The Pops and over the next five years sold millions of records all over world giving them a career boost that will last forever..........and it has!!

Barron Knights
Performing at the Function Centre
Sunday 14th November 2010. Doors Open 1.00pm
Seated Show. Ages 18+
Tickets On Sale Now: $25 + $3 t/f

Sunshine Coast Function Centre :
19 West Terrace, Caloundra
07 5438 5800
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