THE bad boy of pop, P J Proby, is coming "home".
The legendary teen idol of the 60s will `Bring Back the Good Times' to Huddersfield Town Hall on Thursday, April 21 - and it means a return to the town where he made his home in the 1970s.
Proby, and his then wife Dulcie, lived in a house at Heights, Linthwaite - and the man famed for splitting his trousers on stage was somewhat less of a rebel.
He liked nothing better than a spot of gardening and was a regular at pubs and clubs in the Colne Valley, enjoying a chat with regulars.
He played nightclubs across the north from his Linthwaite base, but moved south to London in 1978.
Proby's new show will feature all his hits along with top class tributes to Elvis, Roy Orbison and Neil Diamond.
Born in Houston, Texas, Proby, now 66, came to Britain in 1963 to appear in a Beatles television special.
His voice brought him hit after hit, particularly with ballads that included Somewhere and Maria from West Side Story.
But it was his extrovert behaviour and pony tail that made him a hit with the girls in the audience and with the popular UK press.
He is perhaps best remembered for splitting his trousers during a performance. That incident grabbed so many headlines that he then made an act of regularly splitting his crushed velvet jumpsuit.
One of the highlights of his career was playing the part of his idol Elvis Presley in the West End stage show Elvis on Stage.
He also took the role of Iago in Catch My Soul, his former mentor Jack Good's rock adaptation of Othello, and made a 15-minutes appearance spot during each performance of the London production of the Roy Orbison musical Only The Lonely.
In December 1996, he made a recording comeback with a collaboration with Marc Almond on a cover version of Cupid's Inspiration's Yesterday Has Gone.
Other hits such as To Make a Big Man Cry, Zing Went the Strings of My Heart, Hold Me and many more will feature in Bring Back The Good Times.
In addition, there will be tribute performances with Alan Brownlee as Elvis, Paul Hopkins as Roy Orbison and Lee Brown as Neil Diamond.
The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets, price £10.50 and £12.50 (with concessions), are available from Kirklees Booking Offices or by contacting the ticket hotline, tel: 01484 223200.