"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, as Con
& 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.
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