Jack & Sheila
McSweeney had four children – Peter, Jill, Ann and Nina. Three of us will be
at your concert on 7th October - Peter, Jill and Ann, along with
Ann’s husband Doug.
We are very much
looking forward to it and thought you might like to know a little bit about why
this concert will be so special for us as we are treating it as a special
tribute to our wonderful parents ... Jack & Sheila McSweeney.
As children we
(Peter, Jill, Ann & Nina) were so lucky to have so much music in our lives. The
Bachelors records were so often on the turntable and we all loved to sing along.
Sadly our wonderful
Mum passed away in 2011. As the undertakers were carrying our Mum out of the
house, Dad stated softly singing ... “I wouldn’t trade you for the world.” It
was so beautiful, fitting, emotional and extremely memorable.
In 2013 we lost our
wonderful Dad. It took us a long time to find the right words for his headstone
and only recently it became clear:- We have taken the words from your beautiful
song, which meant so very much to Mum and Dad and all of the McSweeney family.
for the Headstone to be made, my sister Ann noticed that you were performing in
New Milton. It was obvious to us that we should get tickets to enjoy your show
and mark it as a tribute to our Mum and Dad.
If you could please
perform, “I wouldn’t trade you for the world” it would really mean the ‘world’
Thank you for the
We look forward to
seeing you on the 7th October.
Peter, Jill, Ann,
Doug.... and Nina from New Zealand
"The Bachelors with eighteen hit records in the UK charts
throughout the 1960s and selling millions of records around the
world, became one of the top acts, both in recording and stage
In 1964, The Bachelors put more records into the UK top ten than
The Beatles. They were probably the biggest record sellers,
showing for an amazing 77 weeks in the UK charts, compared to
"The Beatles" 50 weeks, plus reaching number one, with titles
"Diane" and "I Believe."
Many hits followed throughout the world, especially in the Far
East and Australia, plus having hit singles in the US billboard
charts with "Diane" and "Charmaine" reaching No2, and many
The UK market was very demanding on The Bachelors time, with the
long seasons booked in the top theatres in London and around the
country, which left little time for promotion in the US, apart
from a couple of appearances on the Ed Sullivan show and the
Johnny Carson show, plus some of the other top TV shows there.
The Bachelors enjoyed great success through the seventies to mid
eighties, but opinions within the group were conflicting. The
choice was to continue or to update with modern ideas.
Founder members Con & Dec Cluskey, the progressive ones,
dismissed John Stokes in 1984.
The successful result of this is now obvious, asCon
& Dec "The Bachelors" are once again one of the top acts in the
UK and in big demand for the top theatre and cabaret venues,
appearing in Summer Season at the famous 'Opera House' in
Blackpool, one of Gt. Britain's premier theatres.
The last few years were taken up with recording, getting into
the Album Charts at No. 5, European Cruises, theatre and cabaret
shows in the UK. and throughout the world.
The 76th release,"Swinging
note that this is a historical site for reference only. This site does not
purport to be a promotion of Dec Cluskey and Con Cluskey as 'The Bachelors'. Con
and Dec [who recorded every Bachelors' Hit] are familiarly and legally known as
Con and Dec The Bachelors.