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The John Watson Story


The 90's...

1991 Much of this year saw the first inclusion in a Festival weekend at Butlins. The Seventies Festival at Bogner was to be the first of many successful festivals. Also included a tour of Haven Warner holiday camps. Coombe Haven, Devon Cliffs and Primroes Valley, with Edwin Starr, George McRae, and The Detroit Emeralds, making up "The Soul Sounds of USA" tour. During the summer worked all Hilton Hotels. October / November - My first Festival of the 60s at Bognor plus midweek breaks going straight into tthe first Giants of Motown weekend with the Four Tops and other Motown stars. December - Many prestigious functions including the Cafe Royal.

1992 Mobiles continue to February when three theme weekends performed at Butlins, Minehead, including Frankie Valli and various 60s stars, March brought another successful 70s weekend at Bognor and a trip to Ayr to back David Essex and the Bay City Rollers. followed by a trip to Pwllheli to support Neil Sedaka. April, The pinnacle of any DJ's career was achieved when I was supporting DJ at Wembley Arena and Birmingham NEC with the Giants of Motown Concerts. These concerts included The Four Tops, Temptations and many other Motown stars. To complete a busy April the Motown Show moved to Pontins, Prestatyn for Easter. Worked throughout summer with Festival time again at Bognor for the 60s Festival hotly followed by the Motown Festival with the Temptations.

1993 During April I was proudly asked to return to Wembley and the NEC to host the Giants of the 70s, including KC & the Sunshine Band, Harold Melvin, Rose Royce, Tavares, Edwin Starr, The Real Thing, Heatwave, Billy Paul and George McRae. Venues then changed to Caister Holiday Centre, Great Yarmouth for the 60s Festival. Returned to Caister in november for the 70s Festival, including Sister Sledge, followed by the 60s Festival headlined by Bobby Vee.

1994 Successful mobile continues including work with The Real Thing, Heatwave, Odyssey, Boney M, and Jimmy Ruffin. All Hilton Hotels also worked. Worked various summer dates at Havens, Steeple Bay, Southminster Essex also Havens Bel-Air, St Osyth Caravan Park.