United Kingdom: Relive the 70s with Brotherhood of Man

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The original Brotherhood of Man line-up is back with their stage show, the Seventies Story.

Martin, Lee, Nicky and Sandra will be performing the Seventies Story in Swindon next Thursday, 6 February, ahead of dates across the UK including Pensford, Runcorn, Minehead and Skegness. The band’s busy 2014 schedule also includes a series of gigs in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.

The Seventies Story is a musical theatre event that sees the band relive the glitz and glam of the 1970s, the decade in which Brotherhood of Man, as we know them today, was formed. During the show, the band perform many of the decade’s most famous hits, including Tragedy, YMCA, I will survive and their very own 1976 Eurovision winner, Save your kisses for me. Between the musical numbers, which also include the themes to many famous films and television programs from the 70s, the band narrate the decade’s events, from the stories making headlines, to the fashions hitting the catwalks. An album of the show’s music was recorded and released back in 2002, when Brotherhood of Man first started touring with the piece. It’s available though the band’s website.

Save your kisses for me is perhaps one of the most loved and most well-known of Eurovision entries from the 70s. When it was released in the UK a fortnight before the band won the competition in the Hague, it sailed to the number one spot in the charts and stayed there for six weeks. It went on to sell 6 million copies worldwide, and is one of the top 100 best-selling songs in UK chart history.

Two more UK number one singles followed their Eurovision win, Angelo and Figaro. And the band have to-date released 18 albums.

For more information about their 2014 dates, please see here.

Brotherhood of Man at the Eurovision Song Contest 1976 –

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