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Con and his son Phillip joined Margaret and Carl Gresham -  'The Gresh' on Bradford Community Radio

Birthdays Galore !!

         

Con & Dec and Victoria help Margaret Haddon to cut her Birthday Cake which had effigies of Con & Dec The Bachelors on it............. What a night!!

Margaret Haddon celebrated her 60th Birthday with her two Sisters Ave and Doe watching Con & Dec

 

 

A Special Birthday Cake for Margaret who has been a 'Life Long' Fan of The Bachelors

Victoria, Dec and Con delighted the crowd with their Powerful Singing and 'Moody Lighting'

 

 

Michael Cluskey, Con's Son celebrated a 'Special Birthday'

A Special Birthday Cake for a Special Big Boy whose life has just begun!!

Con's Grandchildren Miles, Lydia and Freddie enjoyed the party.

February.

Con & Dec with Victoria and their Drummer Justin Edley enjoying the Spanish Sunshine outside the venue they were playing

 

Linda Anderson of Ticketplanner treated Con & Dec and the gang to a special night out at Eduardos on the Orihuela Coast. Alan & Sandra Scaife of Special Events joined in.
 

Con & Dec broadcasting on Spanish Sunshine FM

 

 

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Con & Dec have the crowd on their feet at Eduardos in Spain

Dec & Con receiving their presentation from Ricky Valance on behalf of 'Ticket Planner' for having reached No. 5 in the Radio 1 Album Charts.

Dec gets down amongst the audience at Eduardos

Con & Dec relax with the TV Crew after their Press Interview.

Con & Dec found a few minutes to enjoy some Tapas at a local bar in St. Miguel

ET is Phoning Home in the Spanish Sunshine.

Con Dec and Victoria with Paul and Steve at Sunshine Radio in Spain

Too much 'Rock & Roll' in Spain?

The joys of travel at Alacante Airport!!

Dec outside The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família

Dec was fascinated by the beauty of the interior of Segrada Familia in Barcelona

Dec and Sandy certainly enjoy the food in Spain

March

Con & Dec with their new drummer Dan Hudson on their way to the Isle of Wight for a concert at the Shanklin Conservative Club. Shanklin has been voted the most successful club in Britain

'A Hard Days Night'.

Drummer Dan, Soundman Mac and Lighting Technician Neil on their way home on the 2 a.m. ferry to Portsmouth

The Rotary Club of Elland, of which Con is a member organised a School Choir Festival at Brooksbank School in Elland to encourage young children to participate in the joy of singing. Con & Dec make it their duty to help young people in showbusiness. They call it 'Sending the Lift back down for the next generation'.

 

The Birmingham Mail ran a competition on the 100 great Irish people on Tuesday March 17th. Con & Dec The Bachelors came Top!! 

Con in full flow at one of Con and Dec’s favourite venues: The Royal British Legion, The Warrior Club.

The Audience goes wild at The Warriors

Dec joins the legend that is Kenny Lynch! Rocky Taylor the ‘James Bond’ stuntman and Sandy joined Dec after the Celebrity Golf Game in Eastbourne.

Beth Sheridan and Catriona kindly invited Dec to the planting of Bernard’s tree.

 

Dec reverently helps plant a walnut tree in honour of Bernard Sheridan the Showbusiness legendary lawyer a year after he sadly died

 

Les Reed, songwriter extraordinaire – joins Dec in planting Bernard’s tree … he wrote so many huge hits: ‘There’s a Kind of Hush’, It’s Not Unusual’, ‘Delilah’, ‘The Last Waltz’, ‘Here it Comes Again’.

David Williams exhibited in London … Philip Solomon put the exhibition on and insisted that Dec come along.

Dec attends a London art gallery and who was there? Richard Rowe [right] son of the infamous Dick Rowe [60’s boss of Decca]. Richard has retired as head of Sony Publishing in Madison Sq. New York. His sister and her husband joined Dec, Sandy and Victoria.

 

 

Dec joins Don McLean, Julie Rogers, Michael Black and Victoria when Victoria performed at Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford.

 

April
John Leyland, a Bachelors Supporter of many years standing, was visiting a 'steam railway' near Llangollen in North Wales and spied an old Austin Car parked up at one of the stations. YES! It's THE car from The Bachelors + 16 Great songs Album cover - how amazing is that 45 years later??? !

The Decca album (750,000 copies sold - 47 weeks in the chart over 64/65 and No.2)

<-- Poet Dave Chevron, Comedian Jimmy Cricket and Miss Maggie Stredder joined Con & Dec for a concert at the New Brighton Floral Pavilion during 'The Billy Fury Weekend'.

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Maggie, from The Vernon Girls, sang backing vocals on many of The Bachelors Records in the 60's

Con sings The Bachelors Hit Songs as only he can!

Rev'd Mary Railton-Crowder
Vicar of St Cuthbert Birkby & St Philip the Apostle Birchencliffe joined Dec & Con on stage at the concert in the new Community Centre Hall. They were raising funds for the rebuilding of the Hall.

 

Con & Dec in full flow singing to a delighted packed audience

 

Con sang his heart out at the Brunswick Gardens Celebration

Con & Dec put on a Superb Show at Brunswick Gardens Retirement Village. The Village was celebrating it's First Anniversary and chose Con & Dec as their preferred Cabaret Act for the night.

Dec joined in the Celebrations in his own suave way.

MAY

Con was asked to give a talk on his life in Show Business to the members of Bradford West Rotary Club.

Con was greeted by the President of The Bradford West Rotary Club Tony Caunt and his wife Judy

Con's Talk at Level 6 Restaurant in Bradford was much appreciated and some of his anecdotes brought roars of laughter.

Con & Dec gave a concert in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care

Con & Dec in full flow at the 'Marie Curie' Concert

 

Con & Dec met up recently with old friend Tony Davis from The Spinners and spent some time catching up with their past!

Con & Dec photographed by Graham Vernon

Some of The Fan Club came to see Con & Dec at St. Edita's Church in Tamworth and had a wonderful 'Get Together' with them.

Dec and Victoria look at home on the altar.

Con & Dec backed by Alex Hill on drums and Victoria on keyboards went down a storm at St. Edita's Church.

JUNE

 

Con & Dec at The North Pier Blackpool. 

 

                         

 

Justin Edley Extraordinary Drummer

Neil lights up our life on stage

'Mac' makes us sound great

Isle of Wight Ferry.

On their way to do a 'One Night Stand'!

Nothing to do but drink tea!

Billy Pierce, Dec, Victoria, Frank Carson, Con, and Bobby Ball celebrate the success of  Con & Dec The Bachelors Show at The North Pier, Blackpool

Freddie Starr popped in to see Dec Victoria Con & Comedian Tony Jo at The North Pier Blackpool

July

Con, Alex, Mac, Victoria, Dec and Neil relax before the show at Southwark Park

Con & Dec in action onstage at The Event in Bermondsey London

Con & Dec with organisers of 'The Event' Russell Dryden and Phil.

Dec going it alone

Con & Dec show the young ones how it's done!

A delighted crowd cheer Con & Dec at 'The Event on Southwark Park, Bermondsey

Gordon Giltrap, Dec, Jess Conrad, Brian Pool, Con, Chas McDevitt, and Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden, all celebrated Dr. Jim Marshalls OBE Birthday Party.

 

Con & Dec sat with Dr. Jim Marshall OBE at his 'Birthday Bash'. Jim was sharing his own brand of Whiskey!!

Victoria, Dec's Daughter, sang 'Happy Birthday to Dr Jim a laMarilyn Munroe 

 

 

Dec with his MG Sports Cars posing in Eastbourne for the MG Website.

 

August

Norman Collier kept everybody amused during dinner at The Howard Keele / Don Felder Golf Classic at Carden Park.

Con with Don Felder of The Eagles, Tony Knowles and Dennis Taylor (Both Snooker Champions) and Footballer Mike Englandat The Howard Keele / Don Felder Golf Classic.

Con with Fellow Water Rat Norman Collier and soon to be Water Rat Tony Christie who entertained at The Howard Keele Golf Classic

 

 

Mayor of Rhyl, Councillor Glyn Pickering, Tony, Con, Mayor of Prestatyn Concillor Gerry Frobisher MBE, Victoria, Mayors Consort, Dec.

 
September

Con & Dec appearing at the 1270 Rotary Conference at The Spa Bridlington

A Sensational Night

October

 

Con & Dec joined Water Rats Jess Conrad, Kaplan Kaye, Tom Anderson, and Ed Stewart (Stewpot) for a Charity Golf Match sponsored by Dr. Jim Marshall OBE in aid of Luton & Beds Youth Association.

Shel Mcrae former Lead Singer with The Fortunes joined Con, Dec and Victoria for a Charity Concert in aid of charity

Dec went to see Chrissie at St. Wilfrid's Hospice in Heathfield at the request of his friend Majda Pehlic.

 

Chrissie had a picture on the wall taken with Dec many moons ago. As a treat the boss of the hospice contacted Dec to pay a surprise visit and give a talk.  The talk went down a storm.

Blood is best gift to give this Christmas, says singer Con Cluskey

November

Con celebrated his Birthday with his Grandchildren Miles, Freddie and Lydia at home in New Hall. 

Con wishes to thank everybody for their 'Get Well Wishes' and 'Birthday Wishes' and all the wonderful Birthday Presents he received.

 

December

Dec adds another Gold Disc to the collection for the album 'I Believe - Very Best Of The Bachelors'

Dec does his bit for the environment planting trees in his garden

Dec at home with Granddaughter Layla.... Can't wait for Santa Clause!

 

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Ring in the New Year and wish Everybody a Happy Healthy and Prosperous 2010!!

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DISCLAIMER:  Please 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. 

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