Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Artists With 200 Million Sales Part Of Today’s Legends Concert At New Road

Artists With 200 Million Sales Part Of Today’s Legends Concert At New Road

Artists with combined record sales of more than 200 million will be part of the star studded all-day 'Legends' music festival at Worcestershire CCC's New Road ground today.

Lulu, the Lighthouse Family, Heather Small (M People), Tunde Baiyewu (Lighthouse Family), Alexander O'Neal, Kenny Thomas and the Real Thing feature in the 12 hour music extravaganza at the County's headquarters starting at 12 noon. 

It is a line-up with dozens of hits spanning all eras from the 1960s up until the 2000s.

UB40 have themselves sold over 70 million records worldwide since their first hit single, the double 'A' side 'Food For Thought' and 'King' in 1980.

They have chalked up three number one hits, all of them cover versions with Neil Diamond's 'Red Red Wine', Sonny and Cher's 'I Got You Babe' and Elvis Presley's 'Can't Help Falling In Love.'

UB40 also have had two number one albums with 'Labour Of Love' and 'Promises And Lies.'

Lulu had her first hit back in 1964 with Shout and then an America number one with the title song to the film 'To Sir With Love' in which she featured alongside Sidney Poitier three years later.

After a string of 1960s hits and then David Bowie's 'The Man Who Sold The World' in 1973, she has constantly reinvented herself and returned to the top of the charts with 'Relight My Fire' alongside Take That in 1993.

The Lighthouse Family chalked up a string of 1990s hits including 'Lifted', 'Ocean Drive', 'Raincloud', 'High' and 'Lost In Space' – all top 10 singles – plus three top 10 albums.

M People put together a run of 13 top 20 singles in the 1990s such as 'Moving On Up', 'One Night In Heaven' and 'Search For The Hero' as well as a trio of best selling albums.

Alexander O'Neal enjoyed 14 top 40 hit singles in the 1980s with 'Criticise' one of five smashes from the mega-selling album 'Hearsay'.

More recently he has been seen in the Channel 5 reality series 'Celebrity Big Brother.'

Kenny Thomas clocked up eight top 40 hits in the 1990s, including 'Outstanding', Thinking About Your Love' and 'Best Of You' in addition to two top 10 albums.

The Real Thing are best remembered for their massive number one hit 'You To Me Are Everything' but they also had several other big successes.

Tickets can be bought today from The View box office for £50 from 10.30am and a Family Ticket for two adults and two Under-12s costs £100.

NO tickets can be bought on line today.

Please note NO food or drink can be brought into the ground but our many food and drink outlets will cater for everyone's needs – and at customer-friendly prices.