Be More Cow' campaign.
The West Coast sound of The
Beat Boys, whose slightly off-key harmonies captured perfectly the sounds
of a Lancashire summer - burgers sizzling, bingo calling and torrential
rain - have not performed together since 2006, when they re-formed as a tribute band to The Pleasure Beach Boys,
themselves a Beat Boys tribute band.
Band member Byron Watson, who has not appeared in public since he became addicted to cleaning the house and refused to go on tour, said: "I have been in treatment and am now ready to hit the road again."
Byron and his brothers Clive and Derek grew up in a Bispham boarding
house run by their parents and together with their cousin Mick and next
door neighbour Alf, a part-time candy floss salesman, cut their first
disc in a make-your-own-record booth on Central Pier at the age of 12.
They rose from playing the working men’s clubs of Blackpool to the
Darby and Joan Clubs of St Annes in just 25 years. At the height of
their fame in the late 1960s they appeared at The Lytham Palladium
performing some of their greatest songs such as I’ll Get A Round, Oven
Chips Are Nice and Thornton Cleveleys Girls.
As part of the campaign, the TMB plans to re-issue their finest album, Pit Sounds and their compilation album, Endless
TMB chairman Sir Norman Wrassle said: "This is good news for anyone who has forgotten Lancashire's finest popular music ensemble - and it's good news for tripe!"