A historic venue is to rock to the sounds of legendary 1960s band The Move.

The band – immortalised as the first ever to be played on Radio 1 – is to take the stage at Marsden Mechanics next month.

The band, which toured with Hendrix, The Who and Pink Floyd, promise to wow their audiences, performing all their hits and more.

The group’s latest incarnation will play Marsden on Saturday, May 3 as part of a national tour.

The current line-up of The Move. From left to right: Tony Kelsey, Trevor Burton, Bev Bevan and Phil Tree
The current line-up of The Move. From left to right: Tony Kelsey, Trevor Burton, Bev Bevan and Phil Tree
 

Originally founded by Ace Kefford and Trevor Burton, the 1960s line-up included Roy Wood, who went on to further success with Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) and Wizzard.

Trevor Burton is now back with the four-piece band which also features Bev Bevan (of ELO and Black Sabbath fame), Tony Kelsey (Robert Plant and Steve Winwood) and Phil Tree (Wizzard and Raymond Froggat).

The Move, still described as “electrifying”, had nine top 20 UK singles in five years.

The first complete record played on Radio 1 when it was launched by Tony Blackburn on September 30, 1967 was The Move’s Flowers in the Rain.

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Other big hits included Night of Fear, Blackberry Way, California Man, Fire Brigade and I Can Hear the Grass Grow.

Their former manager Tony Secunda once said the only bands better than The Move were The Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

Tickets are £18 on the door or £15 in advance from the box office on 01484 844587 or info@marsdenmechanics.co.uk

The Move is followed at the Mechanics in June by the renowned Steve Gibbons Band and in July Jude’s Drama presents Hanky Park, Walter Greenwood’s heart-breaking story of Salford in World War One.

Marsden Mechanics Hall was opened in 1861 and is a grade II listed building now a community hall. The Marsden Community Association have said they would like to run the building if Kirklees cannot continue to fund it.

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