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The Staccatos Revival

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Friday, 3 March 2023


Friday, 3 March 2023

From: 19H00

Barnyard Theatre Silverstar


Live at Barnyard Silverstar

South Africa’s first Super Group – The Staccatos are back with a full band for 1 Night only they will be performing all their big hits at The Barnyard Theatre Silverstar.

The band was formed by Brian Le Gassick in 1961 while he was studying at Damelin College. In the latter part of 1963, The Staccatos won a competition, and they became known as the “Beatles of South Africa” and part of their prize was a recording contract with EMI.

“Come Back Silly Girl” entered the charts on 17 December 1965 and reached the number two position on the Springbok Hit Parade. The song put the Band on the map, as this was also their first chart-topper!

The Staccatos entered the Springbok Hit Parade in August 1968, with their Terry Dempsey composition “Butchers and Bakers”. B&B spent 10 weeks on the chart peaking at #2. At the end of 1968, The Staccatos recorded their biggest hit, “Cry to Me”.

The song went to #1 and spent 38 weeks on the charts in 1969! No other local or international hit, featured on the Springbok Radio Hit Parade, could ever improve on this exceptional chart run of 38 weeks. The song’s popularity surged after The Staccatos performed the song live in the controversial movie “Katarina.”

We wonder if anyone knows how many copies of the single were sold in SA in the late 60’s /early 70’s? For the first time in South Africa, a 4th Gold Disc (or sales more than 400 000 awarded to a song) and it was to “Cry To Me” at the time. The Band also received a Sari Award in 1970 as “Top Beat Group”. The song also entered the hit parade in Germany and the UK.

To this day, most radio stations still play this monster hit, and it is a crowd favourite at any function.

  1. The Barnyard Theatre reserves the right to change any shows, dates, prices, cast members & show content without notice.
  2. Rewards discount may not be used in conjunction with other discounts.
  3. Limited to 10 tickets per show per cardholder
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