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20TH DECEMBER

RECORD COLLECTOR CHRISTMAS ISSUE

Helen is featured in the 'Diggin' For Gold section

8TH NOVEMBER

THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS - SATURDAY 13TH DECEMBER AT 7PM

Helen will be giving a reading at this event, at The Church of Christ the Healer, Burrswood, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells.
Tickets 12.50 in advance, 15.00 on the night. Doors open from 6.15pm. All proceeds to the Burrswood Hospital Appeal.

Mulled wine, warming fruit punch and mince pies will be served during the interval.
For tickets and further information please contact: 01892 863637 ext 2214/2247, post the order form on the right, or email:
events@burrswood.org.uk

23RD SEPTEMBER

JOHN SCHROEDER AUTOBIOGRAPHY

John tells me that his autobiography is due to be published sometime in the New Year, probably in February or March.

It will be entitled 'Sex and Violins' and sub-titled My Affair with Life, Love and Music.

It traces both the success and failure, the happiness and tragedy of his career which has spanned almost fifty years, and produced no less than 168 Artists, including Helen. John's email address:

More details when I get them.

24TH JUNE

RADIO TIMES ISSUE 28TH JUNE

There is a picture of Helen in the 28th June issue of the Radio Times, advertising 'The Lost Beatles Interview' being broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 13.30 on Tuesday 1st July and repeated at 15.30p.m. on Saturday 5th July.

15TH JUNE

SUNDAY MIRROR ARTICLE

Helen was mentioned in the Treasure Hunters Column...

6TH JUNE

RADIO 4 1st JULY

'The Lost Beatles Interview' will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 13.30 on Tuesday 1st July and repeated at 15.30p.m. on Saturday 5th July.

25TH MAY

RADIO 4 1st JULY

Helen will be narrating a Radio 4 programme on 1st July. It's called 'The Lost Beatles Interview' and is about an old can of film that was opened a few years ago to reveal a long-lost interview with The Beatles.

Helen has also recently done an interview for The Church Times. Keep checking back for the publishing date...

5TH MAY

'SHOUT'- THE MUSICAL.

The musical features songs of female singers from the 1960s, and Peter Ryan tells me that the musical has a snippet of Helen singing 'Let's Talk About Love', and also in the finale, a member of the cast sings 'Walkin' Back To Happiness'.

Tour dates here

30TH APRIL

LEGENDS ON TOUR-THE POP PACKAGE TOURS OF THE 1960s.

Martin Creasy tells me, that in his book, 'Legends On Tour - The Pop Package Tours Of The 1960s', he interviewed Helen about her 1963 tour with The Beatles. He has devoted a special section to Helen and her memories from those days, which also features a photograph of Helen and John Lennon apparently waltzing together during a break in filming her song 'Look Who It Is' on Ready Steady Go. Check out his website here.

Also, an extract from the book appeared in the Carlisle News and Star The night The Beatles were thrown out of a Carlisle hotel dated 28th April.

Martin's book is available on Amazon-just enter isbn: 0752442759 in the search box (Books)

26TH APRIL

DAILY EXPRESS SATURDAY MAGAZINE

This article appears in the Daily Express Saturday Magazine today...

24TH APRIL

DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS COMPILATION CD

'Dreamboats & Petticoats' features in the Woolworth CD charts, with one track of Helen singing 'Walkin' Back To Happiness'

14TH APRIL

DAILY EXPRESS SATURDAY MAGAZINE 26TH APRIL...

Helen will be featured in a 'Whatever happened to...' article.

15TH FEBRUARY

BILLY FURY ARTICLE-RECORD COLLECTOR

Helen was mentioned twice in the February issue of Record Collector- 'Why didn't Billy Fury Have A Number One?'

20TH JANUARY

POP BRITANNIA on BBC 4, REPEATED.

Another chance, if you missed it, the programme will be repeated again on Monday 21st at 21:00

5TH JANUARY

POP BRITANNIA on BBC 4, FRIDAY 4TH.

Helen talked about appearing at the London Palladium at the tender age of 15, in 1961.

Also how she was not aware that her manager had turned down 'Misery', written for her by the Beatles...

The programme is repeated on Sunday morning, at 00:10 and 02:40.

1ST JANUARY

POP BRITANNIA on BBC 4, FRIDAY 4TH.

Helen was interviewed for Pop! What Is It Good for?, part of the Pop Britannia season.The episode charts British pop from post-war to the early 1960s, and will be transmitted on BBC4 on Friday betwen 22:00 and 23:00.

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