Sound of the legends

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THE sounds of the legends will ring out on a North-East stage later this month.

Get ready for a tribute to Johnny Cash at the Playhouse Theatre, in Whitley Bay, on Saturday, March 26.

And for those wanting more classic sounds, the music of T Rex, Oasis and The Eagles will follow in the coming weeks.

First though the tribute to Johnny Cash will pay homage to the life and music of Johnny courtesy of Roger Dean.

His show The Johnny Cash Story is returning to the Playhouse Theatre by public demand.

Roger Dean rose to fame following his BBC television debut at the age of 14. He secured his first of many radio broadcasts soon after performing the music of Johnny Cash.

Speaking about his show, Roger said: “Rather than attempting to mimic the great Johnny Cash, myself and my band have developed our own style over the years treating audiences to a slick, tried and tested show which has taken in some of the biggest cities in the world”.

The show will feature Johnny’s biggest hits including I Walk The Line, Ring of Fire, Get Rhythm, Folsom Prison Blues, Man In Black, A Boy Named Sue and Hurt.

The performance starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £16.50 or £15.50 with concessions.

Fans of tribute acts may also enjoy T.Rextasy just 24 hours after the Johnny Cash tribute.

Marc Bolan’s rock and pop anthems such as I love to Boogie, Children of the Revolution, Metal Guru, Jeepster and Telegram Sam will ring out.

The March 27 show starts at 8pm with tickets at £17.

The tribute fun continues on April 1 with Oasish from 7.30pm where tickets are priced at £16.50.

And on Thursday, April 21, the Illegal Eagles perform at 7.30pm when they will belt out the hits of the Eagles including Hotel California.

Tickets are £19.50 or £18.50 with concessions.

They are available from the Playhouse Theatre ticket line on 0844 277 2771 or by booking early online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk