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Baby Boomers Rock Adelaide with Jim Slade at The Castle Entertainment Centre

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Times are a Changing; New Venue, New program, New Format
Baby Boomers Rock Adelaide
Leading DJ from the 60's and 70's, Jim Slade presents BBRA at his new venue, The Castle Entertainment Centre, Davis Street, Wingfield. Photo courtesy of Kevin Roper.

Founder of Baby Boomers Rock Adelaide, (BBRA), Jim Slade, is once again presenting another fabulous evening's entertainment with high achieving rock and roll performers and celebrities to entertain and provide interesting interviews and entertainment during his 3-hour live program.

On 21st May the BBRA program will include:

Beeb Birtles: Jim interviewing world renown singer-songwriter, guitarist and composer Beeb Birtles (via SKYPE VIDEO from Nashville).

Beeb is most famously known as a founding member of the (original) Little River Band. He was also a member of Zoot, Missississi and Birtles, Shorrock and Goble.

Beeb composed Little River Band's hit songs Happy Anniversary, Cool Change, Lonesome Loser, Curiosity Killed The Cat and Help is on the Way. Nowadays, he lives in Nashville Tennessee and is still composing new material and producing records.

Jim's interview with Beeb will be a special segment as Beeb reminisces about his early years growing up in Adelaide, coming to Adelaide from Holland, having to learn to speak English, adapting to another way of life, his mother's influence with singing harmonies in the kitchen, and then in his teen years his early band experiences, the successes of LRB, their wonderful vocals and harmonies, why they were so popular, and how they came up with the band's name.

Being a successful and prolific songwriter Beeb will talk about his song writing and how LRB produced a self-titled album with the lead single, Curiosity Killed The Cat. For those music lovers who wonder about how some songs evolve, Beeb will share how he came to write a hit song with such an unusual title as Curiosity Killed the Cat.

He will speak about the "Tribute Band" in the US using the name Little River Band and how that happened, and the legal reasons why the original LRB members can't use the name Little River Band today.

Beeb speaks about writing his memoirs and about an Adelaide book launch later this year!!!

John Bywaters: A founding member of The Twilights, the well-known and very popular 60's rock group. John is accredited as being one of the best bass players to come out of Adelaide, and he is still in high demand today due to his vocals and his skills as an exceptional musician.
Baby Boomers Rock Adelaide
John Bywaters

The Twilights were loved by audiences for their outstanding talent, on-stage humour and their ability to captivate audiences with their live performances. John is bound to have some interesting and funny anecdotes to share about his life and experiences with the band.

A memorable performance when John Bywaters & Glen Shorrock celebrated their inductions into the SA Music Hall of Fame and performed at the Adelaide Music Collective session in the Goodwood Institute. Listen to Glen's reflective remarks acknowledging Paddy McCartney and how as The Twilights they played in the same hall 50 years ago. Historical footage courtesy of a dedicated rock enthusiast.

Rob Kelvin: is one of the best known News Readers in Adelaide. He delivered the news along with Kevin Crease from 1987 to 2007, which has got to be some kind of record! In 1985 he was a Logi Winner and coming out of retirement he presents the 5.00pm news service at NWS 9. On two occasions he was a Commonwealth Games Sporting Commentator.
Baby Boomers Rock Adelaide
Rob Kelvin, Television Presenter

Before working in the media Rob spent many years in Papua New Guinea as a Patrol Officer and has some amazing stories and photographs to show our Baby Boomer Audience about his experiences. (120 Photos). Rob's looking forward to being interviewed by Jim and sharing his experiences.

Roger Ball: the frontman for Fahreheit 451 for 40 years and he is still going strong and loving every moment of it. Roger is bound to have plenty of lively experiences to share after performing in Fahreheit 451 as well as other bands such as Who Cares, Rock Solid and Roger Ball and the Bouncers. Roger has appeared on Teen Time and Adelaide Tonight with American artist Fats Domino and Australian performers John Farnham, Johnny O'Keefe and Jimmy Barnes.

A live Musical Tribute to John Lennon by Gary Burrows and Derek Manning (both of The Rustlers).

Baby Boomers Rock Adelaide
The Rustlers; Gary, Derek, Garry and John.

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Why? Meet and listen to some of our artists of the 60's & 70's as they share some of their fond memories of that exciting and progressive period when so many local musicians created music that was popular Australia wide and overseas.
When: 6.30 - 10.00pm 21 May, 2015
Where: The Castle Entertainment Centre, 9 - 15 Davis Street, Wingfield
Cost: Book on-line: $10 plus $2 Booking Fee. Bookings essential. On the night $10 meals available.
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