Lyn Paul had been booked to appear with Johnny Mathis on his 1974 Autumn tour of the UK but was forced to pull out at the last minute when she came down with laryngitis. The programmes, however, had already been printed. They featured a full-page biography of Lyn plus an advert for her single Who's Sorry Now.
Johnny Mathis had been a successful recording artist since 1957, having made his US chart début in February that year with the single Wonderful! Wonderful!. Further hits followed, among them the double A-side Chances Are / The Twelfth Of Never (a US number 1), Misty, Gina and What Will Mary Say.
Johnny Mathis made his British chart début in 1958 with Teacher, Teacher but he had not had a Top 10 single in the UK since 1960. His 1974 UK tour helped to change all that, presaging his return to the Top 10 in January 1975 with the single I'm Stone In Love With You (CBS 2653). After this he had a UK number 1 with When A Child Is Born (the Christmas chart-topper of 1976) and a hit duet with Deniece Williams, Too Much, Too Little, Too Late (a UK number 3 and US number 1 in 1978).
US singer Jack Jones had a string of hits in the UK in the early 1970s, beginning with A Song For You and Bread Winners in 1972, followed by Together (1973) and Harbour (1974).
Lyn Paul joined Jack Jones on his 1975 tour of the UK, which began in Coventry on 26th October and ended with a show at the London Palladium on 30th November. The programme featured a full-page biography of Lyn Paul, plus a full-page photo of Lyn and an advert for her album Give Me Love.
Musical Director: Johnny Franklin
Musical Director: Joe Kloess
Drums: Jim Blakemore
Bass: Billy Torma
London Palladium 1977
During the Summer of 1977 Lyn Paul had appeared in a Summer Season with Freddie Starr at the Winter Gardens, Margate. In the Autumn Lyn joined him for a series of shows at the London Palladium. The Palladium shows also featured Mike Goddard, Paul Ridgway and the Pamela Devis Dancers.
Mike Yarwood has been described on the BFI website as "British television's first truly successful impressionist". He made his television debut on 21st December 1963 on the ABC show Comedy Bandbox. It wasn't until the 1970s, however, that he established himself as a household name in Britain, becoming a familiar face on television through the BBC series Look - Mike Yarwood (1971-76) and Mike Yarwood in Persons (1976-81).
Yarwood impersonated television presenters and personalities, including political interviewer Robin Day, Opportunity Knocks presenter Hughie Green ("I mean that most sincerely, folks"), the eccentric science presenter Magnus Pyke and rugby league commentator Eddie Waring, famous for his "up and under" catchphrase. He also impersonated the prime ministers of that era - Edward Heath, Harold Wilson and James Callaghan - and leading politicians such as "Silly Billy" Denis Healey. He also mimicked characters from popular television series such as Pater Falk's homicide detective Columbo, Alf Garnett (played by Warren Mitchell in Till Death Us Do Part) and Frank Spencer (played by Michael Crawford in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em). At the height of his popularity Yarwood's BBC shows attracted audiences of 18 million.
Mike Yarwood In Person
Special guest stars
Lyn Paul and Andy Mann
Steve Blake and Barbera
General Manager and Artistic Director: Barrie C. Stead
Assistant Manager: Leonard Claxton
23rd August - 5th October 1990
Norman Wisdom was described in The Radio Times Guide To TV Comedy as "one of the greatest British comics of all time - a legend in his own lifetime, indeed." He turned professional in 1946, embarking on a career that brought him success on the stage, screen, television and on record.
Lyn Paul was one of the "special guests" on Norman Wisdom's 1990 tour of the UK. Tony Fayne, his long-time stage foil, also a comedian in his own right, appeared on the tour as well. The tour programme included half-page biographies of both Tony Fayne and Lyn Paul, but no photos of either.
Johnny Mans, Billy Marsh Promotions
Production Administration and PR:
Tony Fayne, Lyn Paul, Heap & Wall, Bossy Twins
Musical Director: Terry White (Piano)
Orchestra: John Ditchfield (Bass Guitar), Martin Nicholas (Tenor Sax), Roger Davison (Synthesizer), Andy Pook (Drums), Gary Branch (Alto Sax), John
Personal Manager to Mr. Wisdom and Mr. Fayne:
Billy Marsh, Billy Marsh Associates
Personal Manager to Miss Paul:
Jan Kennedy, Billy Marsh Associates
Guy Mitchell (real name Albert Cernick) became a star in the 1950s with hits such as She Wears Red Feathers, Singing The Blues and Heartaches By The Number. Although his hit-making days had come to an end by 1960, he retained a loyal following, particularly in the UK, where he returned for concert dates throughout the 1980s and '90s.
Lyn Paul toured with him in September 1994, billed on the cover of the programme as "special 'ex-New Seekers' guest star Lyn Paul".
Magic at the Musicals
Royal Albert Hall,
4th May 2017
Everything's Coming Up Roses
Jesus Christ Superstar
The Wind in the Willows
The Amazing Mr. Toad / We;re Taking Over The Hall
The Wedding Singer
If I Told You
Oh What A Circus
Hold Me In Your Heart
On My Own
Bring Him Home
I Am Changing
Rhythm Of Life
Thank You For The Music
Disney's The Lion King
Circle Of Life
On the Town
New York, New York
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Don't Cry For Me Argentina
Food Glorious Food
As Long As He Needs Me
And I Am Telling You
Schoold of Rock
Tell Me It's Not True
La Cage Aux Folles
I Am What I Am
Friend Like Me
Magic at the Musicals Souvenir Programme (centre pages).