Eurovision group joins the brotherhood of Mundesley

Eurovision Song Contest winners Brotherhood of Man are heading to north Norfolk next summer - with the same line-up that sang Save Your Kisses for Me in 1976.

They had three number ones, five hit albums, and 26 platinum, gold and silver discs - and are still touring today.

Next August they are among the acts at Mundesley Festival, which this week announced its line -up - having handed out more than �1,000 to the Help for Heroes charity from this year's event.

Brotherhood of Man, who will appear on the Thursday night August 4, had their first top 10 chart success with United We Stand in 1970, but it was winning Eurovision, with a record-breaking share of the vote, that rocketed them to fame, selling more than 5m copies and topping the hit parade in 33 different countries, including the UK where it was number one for six weeks.

Their follow up chart toppers were Angelo and Figaro in 1977 and 78, and despite disappearing from the charts in the 1980s they have been successfully touring ever since with the original line up of Nicky Stevens, Sandra Stevens, Martin Lee, and Lee Sheriden,

Joining them in the festival week will be another singing sensation from a decade earlier - the Bachelors with John Stokes, recreating classic hits such as Charmaine, Diane, and I Believe.

It followed their successful appearance at a charity variety concert at Holt earlier this year, said festival general manager Derek Kirk.

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This year's festival will be shorter than usual, having had the opening Sunday and closing Saturday Last Night of the Proms session clipped off each end - as a result of 'the economic situation and so many other things for people to do' he added.

The line up from August 1-5 is:

Monday - Jonathan Wyatt Big Band

Tuesday - Richard Digance music and comedy

Wednesday - Digby Fairweather jazz

Thursday - Brotherhood of Man

Friday - John Stokes Bachelors

Mr Kirk said this year's festival made a �405 profit which would be ploughed back into the event.

Sponsors and helpers were thanked at a dinner held at the Ship Inn, when Lt Col Steve Tuck collected a cheque for �1,031 for Help For Heroes. which had come from festival collections and donations.

Further details about the festival are available from Mr Kirk on 01263 721189.

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