Tonight on Gold Stars, another installment of 'Stars of the 60s' presented by Colm Keane. His guest this evening is Lynn Annette Ripley better known as Twinkle who hit the top 10 with the single 'Terry' in 1964.
Sure wasn't it only the other day we were celebrating her husbands birthday (Robert Fripp) and now it's the turn of the lovely Toyah Willcox. 59 years young today - she had a string of catchy hit singles in the early 80s such as 'It's a Mystery', 'I Want to be Free' and 'Thunder in the Mountains'. She also had a penchant for sticking tin foil to her face, as you can see in this photo....... ... See MoreSee Less
Today we remember Lionel Augustus Martin, better known by his nickname 'Saxa'. As a core member of The Beat, his unique saxophone stylings graced eight top 40 hits from 1979 to 1983. He had previously performed with ska and reggae legends such as Prince Buster and Desmond Dekker. Saxa sadly passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the age of 87.
Here he is, in some very unique attire, performing with The Beat on Top of the Pops in late 1979. ... See MoreSee Less