1960s star of The Great Escape John Leyton to appear at Louth Town Hall in September

John Leyton to appear at Louth Town Hall in September
John Leyton to appear at Louth Town Hall in September

A 1960s film icon who starred alongside Steve McQueen in the Great Escape and Frank Sinatra in Von Ryan’s Express will be appearing at Louth Town Hall.

Essex-born singer and actor John Leyton, now 78, will be starring alongside Mike Berry and The Outlaws in their ‘Hit Parade Heroes’ shoe in Louth on Friday, September 6 at 7.30pm.

John Leyton to appear at Louth Town Hall in September

John Leyton to appear at Louth Town Hall in September

John Leyton first came to the public’s attention when he had the massive hit Johnny Remember Me followed by Wild Wind and several other great successes before he was snapped up by Hollywood and become pals with Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and many other mega movie stars with whom he also co-starred in The Great Escape and various other blockbusters.

In The Great Escape, Leyton starred as Flight Lieutenant William ‘Willie’ Dickes RAF, a ‘tunnel king’, one of the only three characters who successfully make it to freedom.

He also appeared in Guns at Batasi in 1964, Every Day’s a Holiday in 1965 and from 1966 to 1967 he played the lead role as SOE Royal Navy Lieutenant Nicholas Gage, an expert in demolitions, in Jericho, an American TV series about espionage in World War II.

Mike Berry is well known for his 60s chart successes Don’t You Think it’s Time, Sunshine of Your Smile and of course his wonderful tribute to the late, great Buddy Holly.

Louth Town Hall promises to rock ‘n roll like never before when Mike and the Outlaws take the stage.

And don’t forget your autograph book, John Leyton is consideredone of the nicest guys in the business!

Tickets are £17 (concessions £15) and are available now from Louth Town Hall on 01507 354336 or Off The Beaten Tracks in Aswell Street on 01507 607677.