Solihull theatre cancels 1960s pop star's gig after 'offensive' comments - The Solihull Observer

Solihull theatre cancels 1960s pop star's gig after 'offensive' comments

Solihull Editorial 29th Mar, 2019   0

A SOLIHULL theatre has cancelled an appearance from a 1960s pop star after he allegedly made ‘offensive’ comments to national media.

PJ Proby, 80, was set to perform at the Core Theatre in the town centre on June 5 but the council has scrapped the show and is offering refunds.

The singer, born in the US, now lives in the Midlands and had a strong following in his 1960s heyday.

A Solihull Council spokesperson said: “Following recent press articles in national newspapers and the serious nature of those articles concerning PJ Proby, The Core Theatre has taken the decision to cancel the forthcoming show on June 5.

“The comments made by the singer are unacceptable and offensive and Solihull Council and the venue cannot be associated with an act who holds these views.

“All ticket holders will be contacted by the box office and will be given a full refund”

The show was part of his 20-date ‘farewell tour’.

He was known for songs such as ‘Somewhere’, ‘Maria’, ‘Together’, and his biggest UK hit ‘Hold Me’.

His website says in his early career he would lay down the vocals on Elvis Presley’s future releases to enable the rock n’ roll icon to fulfill his movie contracts, then Elvis would put his own vocals down, for the finished article.

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