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Issue 17

No clues as to where the cover photo was taken but it looks like Shaky has taken up a part time job modelling sweaters.

Once again apologies for the delay in getting the newsletter sent out but there had been no news as Shaky had been in the studios for the previous 3 months recording the new album. The release date for the single - "Lipstick Powder & Paint - was Monday 30th September and the b-side would be "I'll Give You My Heart (Re-mix). The album (which would contain 12 tracks) would be out in the first week in November. Shaky planned to perform most of the tracks from it when he toured in 1986. Only one TV appearance had been confirmed - Saturday Superstore on 12th October - but several others were in the pipeline including Top of The Pops, Late Late Breakfast Show, Live From Her Majesty's and Wogan. The video for the single was still being made and would definitely be shown on Saturday Superstore. There were no plans for any TV outside the UK but Shaky hoped to get back to Europe soon.

One country guaranteed a visit was Poland with 10 shows between 28th September and 6th October. One of the 2 final shows in Warsaw would be televised and it was hoped that it would be broadcast later in the UK & Europe. From Poland it was straight over to the Middle East with a show in Dubai on 8th October followed by Abu Dhabi on 9th and 10th.

In June there had been a visit to Canada to make a 90 second TV commercial. The "Greatest Hits" album was released there under the name "A Rockin' Good Way"

Shaky had won his very first golfing trophy! He had taken part in a charity match for the Variety Club of Great Britain and Shaky's partner for the day was Bernie Winters (sadly Schnorbitz was unable to make it!).

The next UK tour was planed for Ocober 1986. The London dates in December 1985 would not be happening but there would be a Christmas single which would not be on the new album - details would follow in the next newsletter. To make up for the fact that there would be one less newsletter that year Shaky would send every member a personally signed Christmas card.

There were over 400 penpal requests waiting to be printed so it was asked that people hold off from sending in any more.

Finally Dolly Mixture and Smartie had gone back to their original owner and had been replaced by Jimmy and Santa and a photo of the 2 new arrivals was promised.

The competition this month would see one lucky winner get a phone call from Shaky. All you needed to do was submit 5 questions that you would like to ask him.

The centre pages followed the format of issue 16 with a montage of 6 photos of Shaky meeting fans. Page 8 was another 1 page photo of Shaky, as was page 10. In between there was a new section - "Shaky's Snippets". Amongst the first lot, news included: Freya was expecting another baby in February, bass player **** Bland would be getting married in February, Roz had been to Greece on holiday amd Mick Foster (Shaky's driver for five years) had left and had been replaced by Lenny.

And this time just 2 pages of penpal requests.


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Was sure I'd done more on this since 4 years ago. I have more summaries somewhere on my computer somewhere so will add those when I find them.


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Issue 18

The cover of this issue was the photo from the "Merry Christmas Everyone" single.

November saw Shaky doing a lot of press and TV appearances across Europe to promote the "Lipstick Powder & Paint" single. The album was already on release and there was a limited edition of 30,000 special red cassettes. Shaky wanted to know what everyone's 3 favourite tracks from the album were. The response would help determine the first single of 1986.

On to "Merry Christmas Everyone". The release date was Monday 25th November and the B-side would be "With My Heart" which Shaky had co-written with Bruce Roberts and Darrell Edwards. There would be 3 formats - 7", 12"(with extended version of MCE and "Blue Christmas" as the 3rd track) and a limited edition 12" (10,000 copies) with an advent calendar sleeve. The 12" covers were completely different to the 7". The video was being recorded at Santa Land near Stockholm on 14th and 15th November and there was a competition on Saturday Superstore on 2nd November for someone to travel over with Shaky for the filming. The song would also be performed on the Des O'Connor show and if it did well enough there would be the customary appearance on Top of The Pops.

Next up a look at the shows in Poland and the Middle East which went well despite a 5 hour delay to the flight from Warsaw due to fog.

There were no photos of Jimmy and Santa as they didn't come in the end. Smartie had gone to a new home and Shaky was keeping Dolly.

Shaky confirmed that he would be playing in the Cliff Richard Tennis Tournament in Brighton just before Christmas.

As Shaky and Roz couldn't think of an idea for a competition so that became the competition. Whoever had the best idea for a competition would have it published in the next newsletter and would win one of the large shop displays for the album which would be personally signed and framed.

Page 5 had a couple of photos from Gdansk, the centre pages showed Shaky taking a break during the sound check in Opele and there were 2 more photos on page 8, one of Shaky beside a plane at Warsaw airport and the other of Shaky at Auschwitz.

Amongst "Shaky's Snippets" this time news that the fan club had come in second in a survey done by Woman magazine. The winner? The Elvis Presley fan club!

It was also hoped that there would be would be a tour taking in Yugoslavia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey in 1986.

As always the magazine finished with penpal requests - 3 pages worth this time!


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Issue 19

This time the cover photo was taken from the "Turning Away" single.

After the great success of the Christmas number 1 there was some disappointment that the next single hadn't done as well as hoped. The fans featured in the video had been selected at random off the the computer and were invited to come along for the day. Shaky explained to those disappointed because they hadn't been invited or who had turned up and weren't allowed in that there were limits to the number that they would be able to use and there were health and safety issues involved. One of the fans who was picked - Shirley Ann MacDonald - had written an article about the day for a local magazine called "Images" and an edited version appeared later in this issue. Shaky suggested that readers could send in reviews of the winter tour or any other event they attend. There was a previously unseen photo from the video including some of the members of the band and Dave Edmunds who Shaky really enjoyed working with.

Singles-wise it would be at least the summer before anything was released and there wouldn't be an album until September 1987. The plan was for Shaky to go into the studio with 4 or 5 different producers and record 3 or 4 tracks with each of them so that between the summer of 1986 and September 1987 there would be about 5 singles.

There were some photos included from the Cliff Richard Tennis Tournament. One of Shaky on his own was available to buy from the fanclub for 50p plus postage. The first 500 ordered would be personally signed by Shaky.

All Chistmas/Valentine/Birthday/Easter cards received had been sent on to a children's home in Gravesend.

Two interesting programmes were coming up. First a BBC2 documentary called "Fans" - all about fan clubs and fans - which would include Shaky meeting someone who had written 70,071 "pleases" asking to meet him. Roz and some other fans would also feature.

Secondly a completely different subject - a Demond Wilcox documentary about Connie Taylor, a fan who had been badly injured in a car accident in Glasgow, who Shaky had visited.

Plans were underway for the next UK tour which start around 12th November ("probably in Sheffield") and would also visit Newcastle, Edinburgh, Hull, Leicester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Brighton, Bournemouth and London. Shaky also hoped to tour Europe in 1987.

The competition this time was a wordsearch. There were 27 song titles to be found and the winner would get a pair of tickets for a UK concert.

Finally there were some new t-shirts available. They were white with the colour photo from the "Turning Away" single on the front. They came in very small, small, medium, large and extra large. The very small ones were £3.99 plus postage and the others were £4.99 plus postage.

Page 5 contained the wordsearch. The centre pages featured a photo taken during the recording of the "Turning Away" video while page 8 had a photo of Shaky taken during a match at the Cliff Richard tennis tournament.

"Shaky's Snippets" included news that Freya had had a baby boy called Ben, member June had beaten her agrophobia to attend the shooting of the "Turning Away" video and "Merry Christmas Everyone" was set to make the Guinness Book of Records after selling 156,000 copies in 8 hours. The second half of the page showed Shaky with Hank Marvin, Cliff Richard and Mike Read at Cliff's tennis tournament.

Page 10 contained Shirley Ann MacDonald's article about the "Turning Away" video shoot and a photo of Shaky with Dave Edmunds.

Page 11 had a photo of Roz in the office surrounded by Shaky's birthday cards and the final page and a quarter were taken up by penpal requests.

Included with this issue was a flyer for a pro-celebrity golf tournament which Shaky was due to take part in towards the end of May

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Issue 20

The cover of this issue was a photo of Shaky playing golf.

The first piece of news was about the tour. Tickets would go on sale to the general public on 29th August but fan club members would be issued tickets just ahead of this providing they got their application in by 27th. Shaky promised to meet as many people as possible but asked those who had previously met him not to write in this time in order to give others a chance. Full dates and venues were listed on page 2 along with ticket prices. The majority of shows were £7 though Manchester, Ipswich and Portsmouth were £7.50 and Hull and London a huge £8.

Shaky gave an update on Connie Taylor and there was a photo on page 5 of the pair taken when Shaky went to meet Connie in Glasgow. He was hopeful that Connie would be coming to the Edinburgh show and that the BBC would be there to film it for inclusion in their documentary. The BBC had also been filming at the office for their documentary "Fans" which was being shown on BBC2 in October.

The last 6 months had been spent finding material for the new album. So far they had found 6 songs and it was hoped that the album would be released in September. though the first single was said to out in late October.

The competition this time was to write a review of a show from the forthcoming tour. The winner would receive a pair of white boots as worn by Shaky on the tour.

From 1st October the 1987 calendar would be on sale through the fan club and it would also be available during the tour.

This issue's centre pages were given over to 3 photos taken during the pro-celebrity golf tournament. The pho tos were taken by Deborah Hughes who was a member of the fan club. The photo on page 8 was also taken at the tournament and showed 3 fans wearing denim jackets, the backs of which were covered in badges and patches. This photo had already appeared in Golf World magazine.

Amongst this issue's "Shaky's Snippets" was news of a couple of members who had got engaged after meeting through the penpal column. However there was no point in hoping for similar sucess if you hadn't already sent in your details as there were now over 1000 people on the waiting list for penpals. Freya had turned 40 in July and Roz had just returned from a holiday in Malta. There was a leaflet enclosed with full details of a merchandise sale. There would be new merchandise available during the tour and if anyone had any suggestions they should let Roz know.

And once again the magazine ended with 3 pages of penpal requests.


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Issue 21

A festive snap on the front with Shaky and what looks like the world's biggest dog.

The snow and bad weather had slowed down production of the mag and it was January before it was finally sent out. Shaky revealed that his mum and some of his brothers and sisters had come to stay with him over Christmas.

Once again the your had gone very well and for Shaky one of the best bits was getting to meet over 500 fans (many for the first time!). Connie Taylor had been at the Edinburgh show and her visit was filmed for inclusion in the forthcoming BBC documentary. The London Palladium show took quite a bit of organising - from start to finish the crew were there for 28 hours. It was the first time that Shaky had ever performed "Merry Christmas Everyone" live. He also confirmed that the white boots were gone. Merchandise was still available through the fan club though balloons and caps were completely sold out.

Still on the live front it looked like there would be some dates in the "Eastern Block" in February or March which would probably take in Russia, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and East Germany. Anyone interested in attending was advised to send in an SAE to Roz for final details. It was thought that there would be 6 dates in East Germany - 3 in East Berlin, 3 in the Karl Marx Stadt.

The end of page 3 and all of page 4 were taken up by the winning entry in the last competition. Johanna Mummery's review came in the form of a poem. The competition for this issue was a question. How many visible legs were on stage during the last tour (not including the support band!). List what and who they belong to. The prize this time was a personally signed London Palladium poster.

"Shaky's Snippets"

All the Christmas cards received were sent on to a Cancer Research charity.

A competition in the Sun newspaper to win a pair of Shaky's boots had been won by a fan club member. Another member had bought the Goody Bag which Shaky had donated to the Children In Need appeal. Fan club member Colin Smith suffered a heart attack after one of the Birmingham shows but was recovering.

Shaky's mum and all his brothers and sisters were at the Bristol concert.

As soon as the release date of the next single was confirmed Roz would be sending out a special letter with details.

Finally we had 2 and a half pages of penpal requests.


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Issue 22

Another unidentified photo of Shaky on the cover, signed May 87.

Pages 2 and 3 concentrated on the tour of the Eastern Block countries. Before the first of the ten shows in Poland Freya and Shaky flew to East Berlin for a TV show on which Shaky performed "Oh Julie, "You Drive Me Crazy", "Marie Marie" and "This Ole House". From Poland it was on to Czechoslavakia and then Budapest where there were some problems as the trucks carrying all the gear were diverted and didn't reach the venue until 1pm on the day of the concert. With 2 shows (at 5pm and 9pm) they had around 3 hours to get everything set up. One of the concerts in East Berlin was recorded and it was hoped that it would released on video within a few months.
There were a few photos from the tour spread through the magazine including one of a lady called Conny who was Shaky's interpreter throughout GDR. With the tour over Shaky had a short holiday before returning to the studio where he was working with Stuart Coleman again. After that he was hoping to do some more live shows including a possibility of playing in Russia or Yugoslavia.

Next up was news of the new single. Written and produced by Mike Leander "A Little Boogie Woogie" would be released on 15th June on both 7" and 12". The B-side on both formats would be "If You're Gonna Cry" which was penned by the writers of "A Love Worth Waiting For". The 3rd track on the 12" was a special 8 minute version of "A Little Boogie Woogie"

Some sad news as Shaky's mum died on 22nd April.

Finally Shaky would be back at the Four Stars Golf tournament in May. He asked those going to allow him to concentrate on the game and to restrict the photo taking.

Page 5 had a photo of Shaky cutting his birthday cake at a restaurant in Poland where he and some of the crew had gone for a meal. The centre pages had various photos of band and crew members while page 8 had a photo of Shaky beside a statue in Warsaw.

"Shaky's Snippets"

Another couple of fanclub members had got engaged after meeting through the penpals section.

All the toys given to Shaky during the tour were passed on to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Colin Smith who had been mentioned in previous issues died in February.

The answer and winner to the last competition were given. For anyone who was wondering there were 37 legs on stage.A couple of small photos appeared on pages 10 and 11 while the rest of the space on those pages and the back page were given over to the penpal section (and your chance to find true love....)


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Issue 23

Cover photo this time was taken from the video for "A Little Boogie Woogie".

After working hard in the studio Shaky decided on a short holiday for himself and his family and they headed to Great Yarmouth where he met up with his friend Russ Abbott and as well as getting in a few games of golf he also got to see a couple of Russ's shows which he highly recommended.

The dancers from the video for the single were named as a "four guy dancing troupe called Torso" and there was also a list of all the shows that Shaky had appeared on over the previous month.

Coming up in December was the documentary on Connie Taylor which would be shown as two 50 minute programmes on BBC1.

On to the next single and "Come See About Me", produced by Stuart Colman would be in the shops on 7th September. Once again there were 2 formats - 7" and 12". The video would feature female dancers this time and was lined up to be shown on Children's BBC TV on Friday 4th September.

Shaky had finished recording the new album and went on to explain the process of putting a record together. The album would be released on 5th October and side 2 would be something special - the hits medley recorded at the London Palladium the previous December.

There would definitely be a UK tour in February / March 1988. Tickets would go on sale before Christmas and full details would appear in the next newsletter.

In August the London Taxi Drivers had organised a big charity day out for 300 handicapped and underprivileged children. One of the cars was sponsored by Shaky and page 5 showed the certificate presented to him in recognition.

To end Shaky reported that he had enjoyed the Four Stars Gold Tournament and thanked those who had attended for their understanding regarding taking photos and asking for autographs.

The centre page photo was another shot from the making of the video for "A Little Boogie Woogie". The photo on page 8 looks like it was taken at the photo shoot for the "Because I Love You" sleeve. The photo on page 10 was from the same shoot.

"Shaky's Snippets"

The waiting list for penpals now stood at around 500.

Roz was just back from a holiday in Morocco while Jan (Freya's assistant) was about to head off to KOS.

During the last UK tour Shaky had met a fan called Donna who was seriously ill. Despite her problems Donna had managed to raise quite a bit of money by doing a sponsored silence for the Royal Hospital For Sick Children in Edinburgh.

Channel 4's "The Pocket Money Programme" had voted the fan club at number 2 in a survey.

Another fan club member had got married - this time it was Dora Brown.

And this time there were 2 pages worth of penpal requests.


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Issue 24

A photo filled issue kicking off with a still from the video for "What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For".

There was one main news story. The 1988 UK tour details had been sorted and the dates and venues were listed. Tickets would be going on sale on 27th November and once again fan club members could apply for the specially reserved seats at each venue. Again Shaky promised to meet as many people as possible but asked those who had previously met him not to write in this time in order to give others a chance.

Just ahead of the magazine being sent out "What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For" had been released as a single. It was a different version to the one that appeared on the album and was set to give Shaky his 25th hit. Shaky had really enjoyed making the video and it was one of his favourites. Once again 50 fan club members had been chosen at random and invited to be in the video.

To mark the 25th hit and as "Merry Christmas Everyone" had been deleted there was a special limited edition release of "What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For" which had it and the standard b-side "Yeah You're Evil" on one side backed by "Merry Christmas Everyone" and "Blue Christmas".

There were a few TV and radio appearances coming up but to be kept up to date it was recommended that members sent an SAE to Roz.

The 2nd volume of the Video Show was now in the shops.

Shaky had recently been to Heathrow Airport to see off 288 very sick and disabled children who were going on a holiday to Disneyland. The guest of honour was HRH Princess Diana. The whole thing was filmed by BBC2 as part of their "40 Minutes" documentary series which be broadcast in February.

As well as the UK Shaky would be playing live in Dubai for one night only. He would leave England on the Thursday, play the show on the Friday and return home on the Saturday.

"Shaky's Snippets"

Any suggestions for merchandise for the tour would be welcomed.

Paula and Freya's daughter Kate appeared in the video for "What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For".

1988 calendars were now in stock and all were personally signed.

The girls in the "Come See About Me" video were called Cassandra and Lorna.

The centre pages had 4 photos from the "What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For" video and each of the next 3 pages contained full page photos.

And to round off there were 2 pages of penpals.


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Issue 25

Front cover photo was taken during the latest tour.

After the tour Shaky had a few business meetings to attend and then he and his family went off for a two week holiday in the sun. On the subject of the tour Shaky mentioned 2 personal highlights. First was the Bristol show on 4th March which of course coincided with his birthday. He also received a surprise in Glasgow when Connie Taylor appeared on stage. While in Glasgow Shaky became Honorary President of the Head Injury Trust Scotland. It wasn't all plain sailing on the tour as Shaky suffered from a really bad bout of laryngitis and it looked at one point like some of the shows may have had to be cancelled. Of all the new songs there had been a great reaction to "Just One Look" and it was being considered as the next single.

There was still some tour merchandise left and this could be purchased through the fan club.

Finally member Lisa Ruskin was congratulated for coming 3rd in Number One magazine's "Super Fan" competition. There was a photo on page 4 of Lisa holding her award as well as a photo taken outside the Bristol concert. Page 5 had a photo of Shaky with Connie Taylor taken after the Glasgow show. The centre pages were given over to a series of smaller photos taken at various "meet and greets" during the tour. Pages 8 and 9 featured photos of Shaky on stage.

Page 10 contained a few "Shaky's Snippets".
- All the toys Shaky received during the tour were donated to Ipswich Children's Hospital.
- Chris Wyles attended the Hammersmith gig and found it strange not being on stage - he had to miss the tour as he was under contract to the Barry Humphreys show. Howard Tibble did the honours in his absence.
- In Glasgow Shaky met Michelle Grigg who had travelled over from Ireland especially for the show. She presented him with a cheque for £225.82 for the Head Injury Trust Scotland.
- Shaky had stopped smoking.

Finally there was a plea to leave cameras and badge-covered jackets at home at the golf tournaments as it was very distracting for the other players.

To end this issue there were 2 pages of penpal requests.


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Issue 26

Front cover photo was the photo from the sleeve of the "Come See About Me" single.

Shaky had just come out of the recording studios where he had been working on his next album and was about to head off on a holiday with his family. One of those songs - a brand new track called "How Many Tears Can You Hide?" -was being released as a single (on 7" and 12") and would be in the shops on Monday 3rd October. The 12" single would have a dance mix and both versions would contain another new track called "If I Really Knew". The album was only half finished but would be released on Monday 7th November and would be TV advertised until the end of the year. Both tracks and several others on the new album were produced by Shaky and Bob Heatlie. Mickey Gee was back playing lead guitar on "How Many Tears" and Chris Wyles was back on drums. The only confirmed TV promo was a special New Year edition of Top of The Pops which marked the show's 25th birthday - Shaky would be performing 2 tracks.

Following a number of comments on the subject a name change for the magazine was being considered - further views and opinions were asked for.

This issue's competition prize was a poster from the Heineken promotion - signed by Shaky. To enter all you had to do was identify the 12 songs which featured the given lyrics.

November would see Shaky heading over to the Middle East for 5 shows in a week.

The fan club was taking advance orders for the 1989 calendars which would be £4 in the UK, £5 for Europe and £7.50 elsewhere.

Pages 5 to 9 carried a selection of photos of Shaky.

"Shaky's Snippets"

- Two fan club members had got married in July after meeting through the penpal sectionback in December 1984.

- Roz ended up in hospital during a 2 week trip to Corfu.

- Shaky thanked those who had turned up at the Moor Park golf event.

- Shaky had gone along to see Chris Wyles in the Barry Humphries show and had enjoyed it.

Finally the traditonal 2 pages of penpals.


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Issue 27

Front cover photo was the photo from the sleeve of the "True Love" single.

Shaky's letter started by wishing everyone a happy new year with a hope that 1989 would be the best year yet for him. He had spent Christmas at home with his family and they had had a very traditional Christmas Day. He also thanked everyone for all the cards and presents they had sent, as well as those who came to see him on his regional radio tour when he was promoting the "True Love" single.

It seems many fans loved the "Whole Lotta Shaky" album and a lot of them had made suggestions as to possible future singles. Shaky was fascinated by the fact that no-one had suggested "Mona Lisa" and wondered if it was because it had appeared on a previous album. He revealed that it had been considered as a single in the early days and it could still be considered as a single if given a remix. On the subject of the 3 old tracks on the album "Oh Julie" was included by public demand, while the other 2 fitted in really well with the format of the album. The b-side of the single was also well received - in fact it was chosen as a result of the reaction it had got on the tour.

The big news was that another UK tour was planned and in fact page 4 carried all the dates and venues. It would start in Nottingham on 23rd March ad finish on 23rd April in Birmingam and there were a total of 30 shows including 2 shows in a day in both London (on 8th April) and Birmingham (on 23rd April). There were also 2 extra dates to be confirmed. As always members could buy early tickets through the fan club. There was also a request for those who had already met Shaky not to write in so as to give others a chance.

The next single would be released on 6th February and would be a brand new version of "Jezabel" with Art of Noise. There would be 3 formats - 7", 12" and CD - the latter 2 containing a 7 minute "Monster Mix". All versions would feature a live version of "As Long As I Have You".

Finally it was time to announce the winner of the Heineken competition and reveal the answers.

This issue's centre pages were given over to a new feature called "Did You Know?". Page 6 showed the picture bag sleeve for the "Hot Dog" single which appeared in France while page 7 showed the sleeve of the Japanese release of "Cry Just A Little Bit". Pages 5 and 9 were full page photos of Shaky.

"Shaky's Snippets"

- Two sets of fans were getting married, one couple on 8th April and the other on 8th July.

- Freya had moved her office out of London and had a new PA.

- Roz made her Top of The Pops debut after getting a ticket for the 25th anniversary show.

- Shaky had offered to play a round of golf with the highest bidder in an auction for Children In Need. The winning bid was for £300.

Rounding things off we had another 2 pages of penpals.


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Issue 28

Front cover photo was a live shot.

The bulk of Shaky's letter was devoted to the recent tours. As soon as the UK tour ended it was straight into promotng the single. While it was disappointing that it only got as high as number 28 Shaky was still confident that he had made the right move going back to his rock 'n' roll roots. Towards the end of May it was decided that after a gap of 7 years Shaky should return to Ireland to play some shows. To promote the tour (which took place in June) he appeared on the popular TV programme "The Late Late Show" where he performed "Love Attack" and announced the tour dates. The set list for the 6 shows was almost identical to the UK tour but with "This Ole House" replacing "Heartbeat" and "You Drive Me Crazy" replacing the reprise of "Love Attack". [Shaky also performed Love Attack on Ulster TV's Kelly Show to promote the Belfast gig].

After the Irish trip it was time for an appearance at the Shepton Mallet Truckfest where Shaky had such a good time that he hoped to do a few more.

The fan club had a new address and also a new name - Shaky's News Club. They were also inviting members to send in their top 20 album tracks and singles for 2 new charts which they would update every issue.

In the middle of all this Shaky took part in the "Four Stars" golf tournament where he managed to win a crystal vase as best amatuer player.

Shaky was now back in the studio with a new single to be released as soon as possible though it would be September at the earliest before this would happen.

Finally Shaky made it clear that all his letters were signed by him personally and nobody else.


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Issue 29

Another late issue - the office move to Newington Causeway didn't work out so Roz was going to run the club from home.

Shaky had been back in the studio and had recorded 3 new tracks, one of which (I Might) was scheduled for release in January 1990.

The next piece of news was a tour which was happening at the end of November - there would be five shows but unfortunately for fans it was in South East Asia. It was hoped that the next UK tour would be happening around the autumn of 1990.

This issue's competition was a wordsearch sent in by member Julie Newbury. The prize was a "ticket" to one of the TV shows where Shaky would be promoting I Might.

It was confirmed that Shaky would be appearing at the East of England Truckfest in Peterborough on 7th May.

A Top of The Pops special featuring the hits of the 80s was scheduled for broadcast at the end of the year and it was almost certain that Shaky would be on the show.

Finally membership fees were being increased by £1 per year to £5 (UK), £6 (Europe) and £8.00 (ROW).

Page 5 carried a stage shot of Shaky.

"Did You Know?" - that Barry Manilow had a hit with Oh Julie!

Page 7 was the wordsearch.

The Top 20 singles and Top 20 album tracks (as at 20.10.1989) were published. Love Attack and Forever You were number 1 in the lists.

"Shaky's Snippets"

Rumours that Shaky had been recording duets with other artists were untrue.

There were no 1990 calendars being produced.

Tony Williams would be replacing Gavin Pevey for the South East Asian Tour.

Two news club members were getting engaged on the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve.

The release date for I Might was confirmed as Monday 22nd January.

Pages 10 and 11 were fan photos taken backstage on the last tour while the back page contained more penpal requests.


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Issue 30

As mentioned at the start issue 30 was slightly different to normal. To mark the end of the decade Shaky wrote a letter (6 A4 pages) looking back at his career over the preceeding 10 years. The letter ended with news of the release of the first single of the 90s - I Might - which would be released on 7", 12" and CD on 12th February. There were also details of a couple of TV appearances to promote the release. [There was no mention of the 12" picture disc or cassette single releases in the letter which despite all the looking back was only sent out at the begining of February]


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