BROADCASTING legend Tony Blackburn is bringing the live version of his BBC Radio 2 show to the Parr Hall.

Due to popular demand, extra dates have been added to the Sounds of the 60s tour including a date at the Parr Hall on March 21.

The show brings the much-loved Saturday morning radio programme to the stage with the best tracks, stories and memories from the golden decade of pop.

Joining Tony will be the ‘Sounds of the 60s All Star Band and Singers’ who will be performing the music live.

Tony, who first made his name on pirate stations Radio Caroline and Radio London, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that the Sounds of the 60s live tour has proved so popular and that we’re in a position to extend the run well into 2020.

“It’s proof that the music of the 60s is as loved now as it was back then.”

Tony was the first DJ to broadcast on BBC Radio 1 at its launch at the end of September 1967.

He remained the breakfast show presenter until 1973 and between 1979 and 1981 he fronted the Sunday Top 40 show on the station.

At 76, Tony is still very active in the industry with shows on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio Berkshire, and KMFM West Kent. He also has a singing career.

He also celebrated his historic role at the Beeb in 2017 when he joined Nick Grimshaw, and guests Mike Read, Simon Mayo and Sara Cox for a special show to celebrate Radio 1’s 50th anniversary.

Tony Blackburn presents Sounds of the 60s at the Parr Hall on March 21.

Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10am. Visit or call 442345.