Book time with 70s legends

Eurovision Song Contest winners Brotherhood of Man dropped in to Hartlepool Central Library on Saturday afternoon to sign autographs for fans ahead of their Town Hall Theatre show on Saturday night.Getting the band's signatures is Joan Wilmot (far right). From left, the band are: Lee Sheriden (CORRECT), Sandra Stevens, Martin Lee and Nicky Stevens.
Eurovision Song Contest winners Brotherhood of Man dropped in to Hartlepool Central Library on Saturday afternoon to sign autographs for fans ahead of their Town Hall Theatre show on Saturday night.Getting the band's signatures is Joan Wilmot (far right). From left, the band are: Lee Sheriden (CORRECT), Sandra Stevens, Martin Lee and Nicky Stevens.
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A TOWN centre library was the venue for some nostalgic superstars to greet their fans.

Legendary 1970s act Brotherhood of Man were at Hartlepool Central Library in York Road on Saturday lunchtime to sign autographs.

The band, which won the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest with one of the best-selling songs of all time - Save Your Kisses For Me - stopped off ahead of their “70s Show” gig at Hartlepool’s Town Hall Theatre on Saturday night.

Among the lucky autograph-hunters who met the group, Nicky Stevens, Martin Lee, Sandra Stevens and Lee Sheriden, was Joan Wilmot, a 53-year-old assistant at the library’s cafe shop, who lives near St Aidan’s Church.

Also keen to grab the stars’ signatures were Philip Hosie, from the Burbank area, who said he already had tickets for the gig and “just loved everything about the 70s”, and 78-year-old Elsie Kennedy, from Owton Manor, who told the foursome “you’ve never changed!”

Nicky, fresh from their only other North East gig, in Whitley Bay the night before, said: “It’s lovely to be here.”

Martin said the show encouraged fans to dress in 70s garb and featured trivia from the era, as well as a tribute to music of the time, including covers of Slade, Michael Jackson, Dawn, Marc Bolan and The Wombles.