Your guide to the Spirit of the Sixties show


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Get Back to the Sixties and perfect the Hippy Hippy Shake with Potters Spirit of the Sixties Show. Our wonderful performers Joe Ringer, Aaron Bolton and Roxy Yarnold perform some of the most iconic and feel-good Sixties hits for you, with the talented Mike West leading the live band.

Enjoy hits like Pretty Woman, I’m a Believer, Rescue Me, Build Me Up Buttercup, You Really Got Me and a Beatles medley.

The show is split into a few sections, including early sixties, the Beatles, sixties soul, sixties rock and a sixties cheesey medley.

We caught up with Joe Ringer to find out more...

“Performing The Spirit of the Sixties show at Potters is always a highlight of my year. It’s such an honour to be able to sing such incredible songs by some of the greatest musical icons of all time."

"From The Beatles and Stevie Wonder, to the Beach Boys and The Who, we get the chance to perform some of the greatest songs ever written with the incredible Atlas Theatre Band, and as always, it’s an honour to sing alongside the incredible vocal talent of Aaron Bolton and Roxy Yarnold."

"This will now be our fifth year performing the show at Potters, and each time it just gets better and better. There really is something for everyone and I can’t wait to sing and dance along with the amazing audience and transport them back to the golden days of the sixties."

"My favourite song to perform in the show is She’s Not There by The Zombies."

Here is a guide to some the best-selling singles of the 60s…

The 1960s saw a British invasion in America of bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Animals. 

The Beatles dominated the Official Chart with their new wave of pop-rock. Their 1963 hit She Loves You was the biggest selling single of the decade, with an incredible six weeks at Number 1 and 1.89 million sales.

The song was the band's second chart-topper and one of seven Beatles singles that feature in the Top 20 of the 1960s, with I Want To Hold Your Hand, their follow-up release to She Loves You, in second place with overall sales of 1.75 million.

All members of The Beatles were born in Liverpool, with the music and lyrics for most of their songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. From 1963 to 1970 the group released 18 recorded albums all of which were number 1 in the UK and US.

The late comedian, Ken Dodd, had the third biggest single of the decade, with his first and only UK chart-topper Tears selling 1.52 million copies.

Engelbert Humperdinck has two entries in the Top 20, with chart-toppers Release Me and The Last Waltz.

Here is the top 20 biggest selling songs in the UK…

  1. She Loves You – The Beatles
  2. I Want to Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
  3. Tears – Ken Dodd
  4. Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
  5. I Feel Fine – The Beatles
  6. The Carnival is Over – Seekers
  7. Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out – The Beatles
  8. Release Me – Engelbert Humperdinck
  9. It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
  10. Green Green Grass of Home – Tom Jones
  11. The Last Waltz – Engelbert Humperdinck
  12. Stranger on the Shore – Mr.Acker Bilk
  13. I Remember You – Frank Ifield
  14. The Young Ones – Cliff Richard
  15. Sugar Sugar – Archies
  16. The Next Time/Bachelor Boy – Cliff Richard
  17. Telstar – Tornados
  18. From Me to You - The Beatles
  19. Two Little Boys – Rolf Harris
  20. Hey Jude - The Beatles