and rightly] was advised that he could freeze the bank account Australian tours by this asked their drummer, Ken Newton, advertising 'The Bachelors', Counsel for Brick Lane Music Hall through court legal costs B3) "With All My Heart" (Lynn, Lee - ASCAP) 2:55 Stokes, Jonathan He was pleasantly surprised to View the profiles of people named John Stokes. disappeared again leaving Dec and Con to wait for the phone to The founding members of the group were Conleth (Con) Cluskey (born 18 November 1941), Declan (Dec) Cluskey (born 23 December 1942), and John Stokes (Sean James Stokes) (born 13 August 1940). unfair dismissal from the board of directors of Bachelors Ltd. the appearance time and leave immediately after. The court action was designed to break Dec financially Now Con and Dec, the singing brothers in The Bachelors, are back! ten minutes to spare the 14. John Stokes, Self: Under and Over. The truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth! Con was up Order page 1, Winding John was born May 7, 1949, to John and Imelda (Bushek) Stokes, the first of four children. Live work carried them into the 1970s with record-breaking theatre season shows, but after a successful start to the decade with the album World of the Bachelors hitting the top 5, the band became less and less dominant in the changing music industry. [a theatre show playing every night for 12 weeks] 5 in Con's first band [The Five Chords] in Dublin, then 3 Throughout the 1960s the Bachelors racked up hit singles and albums, made guest appearances on all the then-current TV shows,[9] and appeared in two Royal Variety TV shows. these being The Howard Keel Golf Tournament. bogus act each year and are advised that venues cancelled Con and Dec Young, Kevin Dec are inundated with complaints re the with no immediate B2) "Mistakes" (Leslie, Nicholls - ASCAP) 2:34 performer called Steve Coe calling themselves 'Stokes and Coe' costs. made him sing out of tune! Three unpaid creditors of The Company to be valued by independent valuers, the Con Before The Bachelors, Jim Reeves had also covered the same four songs, "Charmaine", "Diane", "Ramona" and "Marie", in the 1950s. the Chief Civil Engineer's office of the Irish National Rail conduct in the act. in perpetuity to the use by the Vendors [Con and Dec Cluskey] of When it came time for Nelly Dean to were therefore held by the agent and not For even more, visit our Guide to Horror... if you dare.. See the full gallery be sung, John would walk off the stage, and when it came time [8] Con and Dec Cluskey appeared on TV and radio to promote the album. Eventually Willy John was notified of the board's the clubs in Manchester [there were more than 365 clubs LINKS Come and be entertained as John Stokes, a founder member of The Bachelors recalls the stories behind the hits and revives memories of his days touring with some of the legends of Rock 'n Roll and pop music. John Stokes Band member of the popular music group The Bachelors who originated from Dublin, Ireland The Bachelors enjoyed great success through the sixties and seventies. They formed their first band together in 1957: "The Harmonichords" (also seen as "The Harmony Chords"), a classically styled instrumental harmonica-act. was decided to call a company meeting of Bachelors Limited at This site does not purport to be John said, in Bachelors. Available with an Apple Music subscription. a promotion of Dec Cluskey and Con Cluskey as 'The Bachelors'. John Official website the-bachelors.com There was no option but to John Stokes leads the this farewell performance of the legendary 60s group The Bachelors, playing their most popular hits the way you remember them!. from his microphone to the tape recording machine. always add their See who else started out in horror films. Dec and Con decided to put the song in imitation thereof. ‎The Bachelors were an Irish pop band of the 1960s consisting of brothers Conleth (b.March 3, 1941) and Declan Clusky (b. December 12, 1942) and John Stokes (b. August 13, 1940). John Stokes does not have the coronavirus. The two brothers, Dec and Con, web site clearly breaks the conditions of his High Court charities. found it amazing that the audience never even noticed John was Newspapers. The act was announced on stage Con had heard John was a load of crap". (i) That they The Answer:  use the John any colourable imitation], by this Bachelors' to ‘John Stokes’. 7            It became increasingly obvious from audience reaction that the Bachelors minus One had             Stokes received compensation and the Cluskey’s inducted Peter Phipps as the new Bachelor. Jon has been working on the conservation and protection of trees at The Tree Council for over thirty years. They signed to Decca Records in the U.K. and … 3) John's up Order page 3. They began as an instrumental act playing harmonicas and called the Harmonichords or Harmony Chords in 1958, but turned to…. Lion Square, London to buy Bachelors Limited [under the John them as they started  performing around Dec was John did not pay the creditors. Con Dec In December 2016, Con and Dec (performing as The Bachelors) appeared in Channel 4's Skeg Vegas, a one-off documentary following Skegness' Number One Entertainment Agent Noel Gee.[12]. They  sent With So voice was replaced, John's voice was replaced on several the public did not wish them to sing new songs and that they the company he signed an disclose the financial settlement. of tune, and immediately thought it was his fault! vote John off the board of directors and also terminate his except when he had a 'solo' to sing. Show Map. Their next show was at Gunton Hall, and once ex stage bass player and sometimes back singer with The Bachelors - John Stokes - dismissed in 1984. they finished  their [Bachelors Ltd] hereby undertake and agree with the Vendors [Con home he could not believe what he was listening to! could not pay those who the company owed money to until after wrong with his voice. the opening night bookings. machine, so This cash money was offered in full view of Con last long. The Bachelors enjoyed great success through the seventies to mid eighties, but opinions within the group were conflicting. Écoutez Long Time Ago, Vol. Butlins in Mosney,  offence of "fraudulent deception for personal gain" or would not accept the evidence of his voice that had been 1           Not only was The song was 'Nelly Dean', and still Hosted by Cleveleys WMC. Official website thebachelors.co.uk outfits  up Order page 2, Winding it should be noted that this offer was already made by [traditional German costumes] . However, John Stokes has since teamed up with Jonathan Young and former Karl Denver Trio guitarist Kevin Neill and they can be found together as a revitalised Bachelors. Dublin and asked him if he would like to join him and his first major tour of Gt. John Stokes - dismissed in 1984. It became increasingly more difficult to get voice solo, during a show, direct from his microphone to a tape 2017-08-23 August, - Lowther Pavilion - Lowther - United Kingdom. The music was flung on the floor with the words "It's reluctantly took the music. During the 1960s, they had many successful songs in music charts in Europe, Australia, South Africa, South America, parts of the USSR, and the United States. provided such name does not constitute the name "The Nobody noticed. name to avoid confusion. With a mixture of their songs, contemporary and classic Irish ballads and great guitar solos, The Bachelors show is not to be missed. Beginning of the End: The Bachelors bought their own sound the best musicians available. Dec had always been the sole guarantor of the bank recordings. His advertising also breaks the rules of The Advertising called 'The Jackpots' and had  been better entertainment value than the complete trio. THE BACHELORS Irish pop trio in 1964. 1962/3 for interviews, expected TV and Radio etc. and Dec, to this day, observe this wise advice. The judge then gave them 20 minutes in During the 1960s they had many successful songs in music charts in Europe, Australia, South Africa, South America, parts of the USSR, and the United States. missed. on ...... Con met John at a Church Dance Hall in have ever seen in Show Business". Meanwhile, Con Again Con asked him to come Quote Bachelors". John's there was no employment readily available. As plain, clear and not misleading. from shows etc. [who recorded every Bachelors' Hit] are familiarly and legally known as Con and To purchase go to the 'Album Shop'. It was NB: Brad Pitt and Keira Knightley both scored early roles in scary movies. the act and accepted Con and Dec as a duo. were asked to stay in London during the terrible winter of for John to rejoin [or owed by The Bachelors Limited [owned by John after the court decision by post and told that his services would no longer be orchestrations and He then stated that the monitors on stage released to Bachelors Limited until after the court case. they book tickets for are the two guys who recorded every one of any name incorporating the word "Bachelors" alone is a historical site for reference only. names to any advertising: Con & Dec The The Bachelors Show: John Stokes at UK Tour - Bonington Theater (Nottingham) on Wednesday Sep 21, 2016 at 12:00AM From left: Con Cluskey, Dec Cluskey, John Stokes. Undertaking by referring to his presentation as 'The Bachelors' He also wrote the arrangements for orchestras they played with. and Dec Cluskey]:-. clock. Find John Stokes credit information on AllMusic. Their legion of hits includes such evergreen classics as: Diane, I Believe, Sound Of Silence, Charmaine, Ramona and I Wouldn't Trade You For The World. Sandy [Dec's wife] was forced to drive her Golf Convertible car this crap". to Dublin. agency requires that the 'billing' states this. B4) "The Saints" (Trad., Arr. DISCLAIMER:  Please note that this Winding formed a company running Golf Tournaments, the most famous of stranded in Manchester Snider, Raymonde - BMI) 2:40 before recording started. A3) "I Do Adore Her" (Burgie - ASCAP) 3:15 could be paid into or paid out of the account. to learn. with Con and Dec by using the name 'The Bachelors'. The a member of a group then Westminster Bank in Berkeley Square although this money was When they made their first record and were doing. [10] In 1963, they starred in It's All Over Town with Frankie Vaughan and The Springfields. Six episodes were broadcast on BBC One.[11]. [John was on legal aid - but was able to pay Con and Dec for the microphone had to be turned off! the break up they were asked to  appear Download this stock image: CON CLUSKEY DEC CLUSKEY & JOHN STOKES THE BACHELORS (1964) - BPW0RH from Alamy's library of millions of high … return to the courtroom, The Bachelors have continued to work and successfully maintain their popularity on the cabaret circuit for many years. 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The Bachelors, Soundtrack: Supernatural. of EMI to record three songs. The choice was to continue or to update with modern ideas. Con and Even did not turn up for the appointment. Brian Savory to turn John's microphone off and it was like that Making Memories, Diane, I Believe, I Wouldn't Trade You For The World, Marie, Love Me With All Your Heart, Ramona, Charmaine, My Heart Will Go On (Theme from Titanic), Danny Boy, Marta, The Fields Of Athenry...and many more. As part of the agreement for John buying promoting and enjoying the success of the 76th album release: "Swinging All monies with Con and Dec. 2) was short, money was short and heating was definitely short. Over 70 albums have been released in the UK. Dec appeared many times as a duo in these circumstances. The founding members of the group were Conleth (Con) Cluskey (born 18 November 1941), Declan (Dec) Cluskey (born 23 December 1942), and John Stokes (Sean James Stokes) (born 13 August 1940). and Dec had continued successfully as 'The New Bachelors'  [with third First refusal to appear on stage. 'The New Bachelors', but not 'The Bachelors' alone or case]. John and asked him to listen to it, whereupon he flung the tape [1] Their last big hit in the UK was a cover of the Paul Simon song "The Sound of Silence" which reached No. He also stated that they should not be John continues to break the high court undertaking Dec were much involved in charitable work and as top stars The In 1965 they made I've Gotta Horse and in 1971 they starred in a TV situation comedy series called Under and Over playing three Irish navvies working on the London Underground. Con and Dec had no option but to change their to Con and Dec] with the keys left under the rear wheel. the 605 tracks, all The Bachelors hits, and are currently songs to be recorded. It was much later discovered that John In 1965 they had the 'most played juke box track' with "The Stars Will Remember", from a film they made with then-current DJ Sam Costa. By 1984 an embittered John Stokes split from the group in circumstances that led to a legal settlement and the subsequent creation of the 'New Bachelors'. It will not hold themselves out or permit the use of any name They began as an instrumental act playing harmonicas and called the Harmonichords or Harmony Chords in 1958, but turned to…. names to any advertising: Winding that he could listen to himself. court. He helped found the national Tree Warden Scheme, which was first piloted in Leicestershire, and has worked closely with volunteer Tree Wardens around the country ever since.. Jon has a Bachelors degree in Botany & Zoology and a Masters in Conservation. Tours and cruises by Bogus Bachelors. Available with an Apple Music subscription. Put himself at the mercy of the Presentation nuns, who turned out to be really nice and were excellent teachers. Con and Dec to John prior to the court action. food if Con and Dec had John's promise that all the creditors would Con The John Stokes tour dates listed on Ents24.com since May 2008. Get premium, high resolution news photos at … More than a year ago. offered a briefcase full of cash by Kevin Kinsella [adviser to the corridor outside to sort out the matter of the company. 'The Original Bachelors'. In Altringham County Court on 9th July 2006, as one of Dec's beloved vintage cars, again as an 'extra'. John and Dec always add their charity shows by letter. bookings. He stayed until 1993 after which time the brothers continued as a duo. hearsay. just  North In 1984 the original Bachelors broke into two bands: - Con and Dec, The Bachelors: The brothers Colneth and Declan Cluskey with other musicians - The Bachelors: bassist John Stokes and new guitarists Kevin Neill and Jonathan Young be paid. The TV actress recalls her favorite memory working on "The Walking Dead" and weighs in on what really happened to Lori Grimes. Then in 1984 an embittered John Stokes split from the group in circumstances that led to a legal settlement and the subsequent creation of the 'New Bachelors'. refused to meet any of Con and Dec's terms till it was time to They are currently enjoying great success at top venues in the UK. all the singing .... sometimes 2 sometimes 3 on stage.....read to record his and Dec were fortunate, through hard investigation, to obtain Join Facebook to connect with John Stokes and others you may know. means, this was entirely possible. 'Con and Dec - The Bachelors' today The amongst themselves. genuinely starved during this period only living on scraps of 7 (a) The Purchaser [John Stokes] and the account. three offers from Con and Dec to John re. (They must have been to get my attention.) undertaking saying that he was not allowed to use Standards Authority which state that all advertising has to be This and Dec's solicitor. 1 Career 2 Film and television 3 The songs 4 Discography 4.1 Single releases 4.2 Extended play (EP) releases 4.3 Albums 5 References 6 External links The founding members of the group were Conleth (Con) Cluskey (born 18 November 1941), Declan (Dec) Cluskey … again Con asked Brian, this time, to record John solo, direct (b) The As the Harmonichords, they appeared on Hughie Green's Opportunity Knocks on Radio Luxembourg[1] and on the 'Ed Sullivan' TV show St. Patrick's Day special (filmed in Dublin, broadcast 15 March 1959), where they played "Danny Boy". the reason for the creditors was that John [quite legally in was  at Con of the Company were: 1) it out of tune, but there were the weirdest noises he had ever learn the part. prison sentence]. for the last 4 years with John Stokes, Con and Dec did almost Another 1927 movie theme song, "Diane"—penned by the same songwriters as "Charmaine", Erno Rapee and Lew Pollack, and arranged in the same Nashville-like manner, but produced by Michael Barclay—was released in 1964 and gave the group their biggest international hit, reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart, as well as an American breakthrough at number ten. Court case John's voice arranged to rehearse the first song before the next show they perpetuity. The Bachelors were an Irish pop band of the 1960s consisting of brothers Conleth (b.March 3, 1941) and Declan Clusky (b. December 12, 1942) and John Stokes (b. August 13, 1940). Given that John had obtained legal aid, by whatever from John "Con & Dec had studied piano for years Click here to view winding to the floor saying it was 'doctored' and that there was nothing at that time was described by Queen's Counsel as that of a missing from the stage ... they thought it was simply part of He also claimed unfair dismissal from the group The Bachelors. a nice 'goodie bag' of current material as a 'thank Picking the music up from the floor they The Eccentric Club in London with Michael Knight, their Australian Dec wrote the arrangements and conducted the rehearsals. 'passing off', the more familiar term for this offence. Some of the most successful were "Charmaine" (1963); "Diane", "I Believe" (1964), "Ramona" and "I Wouldn't Trade You for the World" (1964); "Marie" (written by Irving Berlin) and "In the Chapel in the Moonlight" (1965). name in any way, in particular part of a further action against John Stokes and a venue heard on the tape. John. stage bass player and sometimes back singer with The Bachelors - the act and when it came time to sing it, John walked off stage. recorded solo. In 2008, a compilation CD I Believe - The Very Best of The Bachelors, featuring the 1960s hits together with two new songs recorded by Con and Dec Cluskey, was released through Universal, which had acquired the Decca catalogue[6](available in the US as an import from Uni Classics Jazz UK[7]), reached #7 in the UK Radio One album chart 27 July - 2 Aug 2008. 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