The revival of ‘Oh Boy!’ in 1979 (fully ‘Jack Good’s Oh Boy!’) was a recognition by British television in the last year of the 1970s of the pure entertainment value of 1950s rock’n’roll.
followed ‘Elvis’ also at the Astoria theatre.
4 acts are standout from a teds point-of-view (Shakin’ Stevens, Freddie Fingers Lee, the (‘Rockin’) Shades, the Blue Cats) and 3 others are worthwhile (Alvin Stardust, Joe Brown and the Bruvvers, Don Lang).
Fumble rock’n’roll revival group from Weston-super-Mare formed as the Baloons in 1967 but renamed Fumble in 1971 and finally disbanded in 1982. They supported Bill Haley’s tour of Germany in 1972 and Fats Domino on his European tour in 1976 as well as with Chuck Berry a number of times (they supported Bill Haley on his very last tour of South Africa in June 1980). 1979 saw a change in style for the band. Dressed in pink suits they played in the rock n roll TV show. Last album ‘It’s Only a Rock n Roll Game’ in 1981. http://fumbleontheweb.com/
Tim Whitnall (1961-), basically an actor with musical tendencies.
[On ‘Let’s Rock’ 1981] Bogdan Kominowski (1945-), a Newzealander who had been a successful mod singer in New Zealand during the mid-1960s as Mr. Lee Grant, who had replaced the mature Elvis in the musical ‘Elvis’.
Tony Ceago (), 2 rockin’ singles with 1981 band the Flat-Tops.
Les Gray from Mud.
Johnny Storm ()