A FORMER band member is coming out of retirement for a fundraising evening dedicated to his wife who died of lung cancer.
Mitch Mitchell, of March, is the founder member of a 60s rock and roll group called The Wild Angels, who appeared at the Albert Hall with Bill Haley and The Comets and Duane Eddy and also toured with Gene Vincent among others.
Mitch is dusting off the cobwebs for the evening on May 6 at March’s Braza Club raising money for Macmillan Cancer support in memory of Diane Mitchell.
Sixty-year-old Diane died last January 14 - just days before the couple’s 39th wedding anniversary and Diane’s birthday on January 23. Instead, it was the date of Diane’s funeral.
Diane had survived having breast cancer in 1996 and before this she used to teach at a primary school in South London. The couple moved to March in 2005.
Mitch said Macmillan were very good to them in Diane’s last months and he hopes the event will raise the charity some money.
The band playing are called The Rockin’ Gold Stars, which includes lead guitarist, Laurence Fagan, who used to play in a band called The Worrying Kynde.
There will also be a disco by Shazam. Admission is £8.50 and the evening starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are available from 01354-659950, 0771227-6484 or the Braza.