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Brothers' get back in tune for glorious

PUBLISHED: 11:09 09 September 2008 | UPDATED: 15:39 29 October 2010

Barry and Roger in the Barry Lee Show in the 1960s with Angus, Tony and Michael.

Barry and Roger in the Barry Lee Show in the 1960s with Angus, Tony and Michael.

Derek James

It's the Barry and Roger Show - for one night only. Two of the founder members of one of the biggest groups to come out of Norfolk in the swinging 60s are getting together for a night of nostalgia and they would love to see you.

Roger and Barry today.

It's the Barry and Roger Show - for one night only.

Two of the founder members of one of the biggest groups to come out of Norfolk in the swinging 60s are getting together for a night of nostalgia and they would love to see you.

Barry Lee and The Planets were the number one band who became The Barry Lee Show before turning into the smash-hit Brother Lees in the 1970s.

The boys had turned from rock band to cabaret artists and then a brilliant comedy act.

Barry and Roger in 1964.

Barry left in 1972 to pursue a solo singing career, while Roger along with Tony, Michael and drummer Angus, became a comedy/impressionist act, performing all over the land.

From 1974 to 1986 they appeared in more than 100 television shows - they were regulars on The Generation Game - and no less than seven Royal Galas meeting many members of The Royal Family.

The Brother Lees disbanded in the 1990s, but Barry is still a very popular performer working the pubs and clubs in Norwich and all over Norfolk.

Roger Lee and his wife Nicola now own The Broadland Snooker Centre on Reepham Road in Hellesdon and they have asked Barry to join them for an evening of nostalgia and great music on Saturday, September 20.

“I've brought my old acoustic guitar down from the loft, given

it a clean, and I am looking forward to singing a few classics with Barry,” said Roger, a

stylish musician and an expert of the history of billiards and snooker.

“There is a chance another member of the Brother Lees may turn up so that should be fun,” he said.

“And you never know, it might persuade us to regroup for the Evening News and BBC Radio Norfolk Golden Years at the UEA next year,” added Roger.

I'll hold him to that!

It would be great to see them both. That's what the Golden Years is all about - reuniting the stars we grow up loving.

t There is no charge for members, just £1 for guests and it all starts at about 8pm on the 20th.

t For more information about this special night call Roger on Norwich 01603 415171 or email rogerlee@bsarchive.freeserve.co.uk

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