Celebrating Birmingham's Popular Music History
i was singer / bandleader
I remember Red Sun very well ( they were an excellent group ) John Kirtons father used to be on the committee at The Royal British Legion club in Share End Birmingham.
After the Locarno had long since closed down, I was on holiday at a well known holiday camp & as it turned out John Kirton was one of the acts who performed one night at the Social Club there. It was great to see & hear him sing again.
On heading back to my chalet who should I bump into but John Kirton on his way back to his car.
We stopped & chatted for a few minutes about his time with Red Sun at The Locarno & he was a real gentleman taking the time to reminisce about the good old days.
Wherever you are now John I hope you are in good health
saw them in 1978 at the locarno, they were brilliant, remember john and the 2 girls & band, they left good memories,,good to know john is still performing
my wife yvonne lee sang for you we had
our wedding do there as she sang that night
to . we have 3 kids and 2 grandkids now you
are all still thought of and of good times.
Remember Red Sun very well. My husband Dave Lane was the keyboard player. Brilliant times were had at the Locarno and Red Sun picked up the prestigious Carl Allen Award. I remember Yvonne as one of the girl singers. Along with Rose, Edwina, Lisa and Rhonda to name but a few. Miss those days so much.
Been trying to get in touch with
rosie and husband we get cards but
have lost address
Good times thinking of everyone
I was one of the singer’s and sang with John and Lisa
Hi I know we’re now in 2017 and these comments are from 3 yrs ago but does anyone know the name of the other band that appeared with Red Sun at the Locarno in Birmingham back in the late 70’s plz ?
I’m Edwina, singer from a Red Sun. These were the best times.
I’d love to still do it now.
I used to go to the Locarno when I was 16…. told them I was 18. Remember Red Sun. So many good memories but can’t remember another band. Just the disco in the other room, Bali Hi??? Would love to see some pics of Red Sun. Thank you for the memories and the fab nights, you were all great!
Hi, I used to come and see John & the band in Butlins in Minehead many moons ago. I actually fell upon a cassette of theirs today!! After playing it it brought back great memories of that time.
My Dad was in this band at some point (Gil Monks). He still plays in Spain, where he lives. I’ve sent him a link to this x
Hi – do you have any photos of the band performing at all, in particular any of my late friend Keith Hatton??
We found a great photo online but this is the only one we’ve come across
I remember going to butlins minehead late 80’s and loved watching Red Sun .
I remember a guy called Alan , I lived him haha .
I have photos with him .
Was this the band Red Sun that sang on stage at the Empress ballroom at Skeggy Butlins in 1986? I remember there being a girl lead singer with like a white blond Bob that used to wear waistcoats and blouses with brooches. We used to go alot with our touring caravan and my dad got to know them. My dad was 6ft 4, looked like Jack from on the buses TV show and he always used to wear white short sleeved shirt and tie with his jeans. My mum and sister and I always were at the front of the stage dancing. Good memories of being 13 back then.
I was just so happy to think that people still think about red sun when they gigged @ the location Birmingham. I was then a lovesick teenager who had fallen for one of the Saxophonists Mike Burney who had also been associated with Billy fury. Later he was linked with Roy Woods band “WIZZARD “. TO THOSE WHO KNEW US. WE WEREMARRIED ON JULY 4TH BUT SADLY HE DIED NOVEMBER 13TH 2014 FROM A RE- OCCURANCE OF BOWEL CANCER AND I MISS HIM SO MUCH STILL. His daughter Caroline & his 2 sons from his previous marriage sons MICHAEL & OLIVER OLIVER BURNEY CAME TO HIS FUNERAL (WHICH I HAD TO DELAY BY THREE WEEKS BECAUSE BECAUSE SOME OF THEM HAD DECIDED TO GO ON HOLIDAY!I DIDN’T SEE OR HEAR ANYTHING FROM THEM SINCE!
Think you rented my grans caravan on our back garden on beach estate . Jessie mills and pat and Pete mills
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