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Rosemary celebrates 60 years of song
SHOWBIZ legend Rosemary Squires is celebrating 60 years of song with a special performance at Studio Theatre, which is marking its own diamond anniversary.
Squires, who is president of the theatre in Ashley Road, will be performing hits by Doris Day, Gracie Fields and Roy Castle at the Those Were the Days concert on October 19 at 7.30pm.
On the night, Squires, who has worked with stars such as Cliff Richard and Ken Dodd, will also be recalling stories from her glittering past and will be joined on stage by Brian Dee and his Music. She said: “Those Were the Days is a glorious journey through 60 years of song, a shameless wallow in musical nostalgia.”
Born in Bristol to a musical family, and raised in Salisbury, Squires moved to London when she was 20, returning home 35 years later.
In 2004 she was awarded an MBE and counts among her many career highlights a performance at the Cadogan Hall, with Dame Vera Lynn in the audience, as well as being involved with Prince Edward’s 30th birthday celebrations at the Savoy.
For 40 years, she was the voice of the Fairy liquid advert, singing Hands That Do Dishes, and earning the accolade Queen of the Jingles in the process.
Most recently she performed during the Happy and Glorious Tour and contributed to a jazz album for the EMI label in Brussels.
Tickets for Those Were the Days are £12 and are available from the Tourist Information Office in Fish Row, Salisbury.
All profits will be going to the Studio Theatre.
* THE popular war memorial concert, We Will Remember Them, returns to the City Hall in Salisbury on November 4 at 3pm.
This year, the line-up features the Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir, Rosemary Squires and the Woodfalls Band.
All in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, the afternoon will see the Woodfalls Band as never before as they morph into a big-band reminiscent of the 1940s for the first half of the show.
The Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir will open the second half, leading the audience into the
Service of Remembrance with the Last Post and Reveille and Standard Bearers of the Royal British Legion.