Throwback Thursday: Calvert Cavalcade, New Theatre, Cardiff (October, 1956)

This week’s Throwback Thursday recalls 1950s UK chart-topper, Eddie Calvert topping the bill at Cardiff’s New Theatre.

Throwback Thursday: The Sabres Enter Melody Maker Beat Contest and Record For Decca!

Following on from last weeks feature on the early days of South Wales band, The Sabres, Andy Howells continues to look at the Cwmbran bands history with recollections from Rod Thomas. By 1966, The Sabres consisting of Jim Kinnersley, John Hutton, Ian Norman, Rob Bishop, Gareth Moreton and Rod Thomas were already making their markContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: The Sabres Enter Melody Maker Beat Contest and Record For Decca!”

Throwback Thursday: Gerry and The Rebels Audition For 1960s Pop Show

Following last week’s Throwback Thursday feature on Cwmbran’s Gerry and The Rebels, today we look at one of the group’s further adventures when they auditioned for the 1960s pop show Discs A Go Go.

A Tribute to Newport Musician, Mark Goodwin of The Rikki Alan Trio, The Interns & Lonnie Donegan Group

Andy Howells remembers Newport born musician, Mark Goodwin, who died earlier this month.

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating Cardiff New Theatre Pantomimes Through The Years

Cardiff’s New Theatre celebrated its 114th birthday on December 10th and as a belated celebration, Entertainment South Wales thought it would be good to look back on some of the wonderful pantomimes the New Theatre has hosted over the last five decades.

Fan Recalls Meeting Rock Legends Little Richard & Bo Diddley at Cardiff Show With Rare Photographs

Back in May, our Throwback Thursday feature paid tribute to music legend Little Richard who supported the Everly Brothers at their Cardiff show on October 6, 1963.

Throwback Thursday: The Lads From Fenn Street, Swansea Grand Theatre (April, 1974)

Andy Howells chats to actor, writer and broadcaster David Barry