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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate Guide To The Fan Club Newsletters / Mags
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:29 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate Guide To The Fan Club Newsletters / Mags
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:34 pm 
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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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