Legends unite and surprise

TAKE a step back in time and hear two Australian superstars from the '60s tell tales of success in their newest show When Aussies Ruled Britannia.

Live on stage together for the first time, Frank Ifield and Keith Potger, of The Seekers, will bring you their stories, songs and use visual imagery of their success in the '60s at the Joan on Friday, January 17.

Ifield said the audience would enjoy listening to songs and stories they had never before sung or told to fans.

"We have things that many people haven't heard before about ourselves and our connection with the industry at the time," Ifield said.

"Plus stories about what was happening in the industry at that particular period.

"We have the songs that were important in the era, especially songs that were not done by us."

Ifield made history as the first artist to have three consecutive number-one hits in Britain — I Remember You, Lovesick Blues and The Wayward Wind.

He scored the position as the first Australian artist to have conquered the American radio charts in various genres including pop, country and adult contemporary music.

He was also called upon to help The Beatles crack the American music charts with the album Jolly What.

Although Ifield is a source of inspiration to many up-and-coming artists looking to crack the charts, the 76-year old singer said he never knew he would make the pages of various history books.

"We were just trying to make a living," Ifield said.

"My main goal was to leave here, make a living in England and play at the Palladium [London Palladium].

"My first love was theatre. I never thought of topping the charts or selling records."

Also joining them on stage will be Mo Award winners Nicki Gillis and Wayne Horsburgh.

■ Details: jspac.com.au.

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