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Manfred Mann stars head to Dartford on rhythm and blues tour

PUBLISHED: 16:25 20 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:25 20 September 2016

The Manfreds

The Manfreds

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The original line-up was responsible for a string of classic ‘60s hits

Sixties legends Manfred Mann are heading to Dartford this year on the Maximum Rhythm and Blues Tour.

Now known as The Manfreds, the original incarnation was responsible for timeless hits such as Do Wah Diddy, Pretty Flamingo, Sha La La, and 5-4-3-2-1.

The tour will feature the two original Manfred Mann frontmen, Paul Jones and Mike d’Abo, along with founding members Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness, and special guests PP Arnold and Zoot Money.

The Manfreds will also perform tracks that brought them success as individual artists, such as the Mike d’Abo-penned Build Me Up Buttercup, which was a smash hit for The Foundations, and Handbags and Gladrags, a monster hit for Rod Stewart.

After re-forming 25 years ago, The Manfreds have gone on to tour extensively around the world and recently celebrated their 50th anniversary.

PP Arnold was one of the originators of UK soul music, finding fame with The First Cut is the Deepest and Angel of the Morning.

Zoot Money is the outrageous founder of the The Big Roll Band, famous for their huge single Big Time Operator.

The 1960s musical stars will perform at the Orchard Theatre on November 11.

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