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More diverse activities at the Boy’s Club

By the late 1950s skiffle was in vogue, and the Boys’ club had its own band, the Red Planets. In 1958 they were chosen to take part in the annual Frankie Vaughan Boys’ Club variety show at the Royal Festival Hall in London. 20 year old John White, was also invited to take part. John was a comedian and was given a ten minute solo spot whilst the Red Planets accompanied Frankie in a song. The local press pointed out that this was the first time anyone from north of Birmingham had been chosen for the variety show. Frankie Vaughan...
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