Thirty years after he opened the Derngate auditorium, double Grammy Award-winning, easy-listening giant Jack Jones brings his Farewell Tour to the venue tomorrow night.
Fans will be treated to Jones’s swinging renditions of contemporary pop and rock, as well as classic songs and special tributes to old friends Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mel Tormé and Andy Williams.
Jones enjoyed success with his first single, 1962’s Grammy-winning Lollipops and Roses, which recently featured in hit television drama, Mad Men.
The following year his version of Bacharach and David’s Wives and Lovers made the top 10 and earned him his second Grammy Award in 1964.
His wit, elegance and sophistication set him apart from many other young vocalists of the 1960s and ledFrank Sinatra to call him “one of the major singers of our time”.
Acting roles in film and television, a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, television specials and guest performances at The White House followed, as he scored more hits, including The Race Is On and The Impossible Dream.
On April 4, 1983, he performed the inaugural concert in the newly-built Derngate in Northampton to a sell-out audience.
Tickets cost from £28.50 and are available by calling 01604 624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk