Rock superstar David Bowie who shot to fame in the early seventies with his alter ego album, The Rise and Fall Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. He went on to combine singing with a successful acting career, making his debut in 1976 with The Man Who Fell to Earth
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Theatre - "Elvis" Musical - Shakin' Stevens - Astoria Theatre, London
Welsh rock singer Shakin' Stevens at the Astoria Theatre in Charing Cross Road, London, during rehearsals for a new musical entitled "Elvis". The show will cover the life and career of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, who died in August, aged 42. Shakin' Stevens will be playing Elvis during his 20s and will be one of three versions of the former singing star.
Film - 'Mods and Rockers' Ballet - Twickenham Film Studios
Real life Mods and Rockers clash in a make-believe punch-up at Twickenham Film Studios. The boys and girls, from Club 59, Hackney, London, were staging the battle before the film cameras. They are appearing with the Western Theatre Ballet in the film version of the company's ballet 'Mods and Rockers', story of a Mod girl who falls for a Rocker boy. Sylvia Wellman and Simon Mottram dance their original rolls. The colour film, which is being produced and directed by Kenneth Hume, will also include 'Non Stop', another popular ballet of the Western Theatre Ballet.
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