NOSTALGIA is a big part of the music industry.

With songs from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s still very much getting everyday radio airplay, these songs have afforded many an artist a long career in the industry.

However, with some people the term one-hit wonder gets banded around or people only want to hear the “big songs”.

But for Dave Berry, he is happy to play the hits as he knows they are what put him in the position he is now in.

As one of the pioneers of the 1960s R&B sound, Berry is under no delusions that he is a bit of a nostalgia act, but he enjoys being in that position.

He told the Gazette: “For me it has never been a problem mixing in the nostalgia tracks to my live performances.

“The reason I am here is because of the success of my songs from the 60s, so I don’t look down on performing those songs.

“Up to the present day I mix my live performance full of the songs that I love to perform.”

Berry will be performing in Basingstoke as part of the Solid Silver 60s Show which brings audiences hits performed by the original hit makers.

Considered one of the heartthrobs of the era, Berry looks back fondly on the decade when he was thrust into the spotlight.

He added: “It was a wonderful time because it was the way a true musician establishes their career.

“It was a gradual process, and what was to come wasn’t an overnight thing, it was a steady build from touring around the country.

“It was the way we did it then, we had to build a following from going to different cities and guesting on radio shows.”

In his career, the Crying Game singer has shared the stage with the likes of the Rolling Stones and the Hollies.

And on this upcoming show he will be reacquainting himself with Peter Noone, Brian Poole and Vanity Fare.

“We were all starting out around the same time and when I started out, us, the Stones and the Hollies were all on a level playing field,” added Berry.

“There wasn’t really a concept of a huge headliner as we all started around the same time.

“We were all partying together and socialising together.”

Nowadays, even though Berry is still writing and recording new material he knows that songs like Crying Game and Little Things are his big hits.

But Berry admits that when the idea of recording the Crying Game was put to him, he wasn’t too keen.

He added: “I wasn’t particularly interested in recording it [Crying Game] at the beginning, as I was more interested in doing the more Chuck Berry bo diddley style thing, I wasn’t interested in singing ballads

“But to be performing that song 50 years on, you realise that these types of hits are my pension and my security.

“And at the end of the day they are good songs so I am still happy to perform them.”

The Solid Silver 60s Show will bring a slice of history back to life on March 17.

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