A band formed 50 years ago is set to launch its anniversary tour.
The Soundcasters, who performed with the likes of Status Quo, Ike and Tina Turner, The Hollies and Van Morrison, were formed in 1964 by five Accrington school friends before they split up in 1970.
Original member Tony Cooper relaunched the band four years ago with several new members and they now practice at the Baxenden Village Club.
The group will perform in front of thousands of people at the Accrington Carnival on Saturday, June 13 before visiting nine other Hyndburn pubs and clubs for an anniversary tour.
Tony, 65, from Baxenden, said: “We are really looking forward to it.
“We absolutely love performing and being in the band and that’s all we do it for.
“It all kicks off with the Carnival and we have then tried our best to get all the clubs involved and succeeded with most of them.
“The other dates are all within a few months of the Carnival but we will have a break for the summer holidays before starting back up again.
“I’m really wanting to give it a good go and the clubs are helping out as well. Some of them don’t normally have bands on but are doing it for us.”
The Soundcasters, who also include Fran Daley, Keith Howorth, Trev Gardner and Geoff Alderson, will perform at the Brooks Club on June 21 before gigs at the Globe Bowling Club on June 27 and Poplar Social Club on July 3.
After the summer they will then perform at Platt Social Club on August 30, the Victoria Hotel on September 5, Baxenden Village Club on September 19, Sydney Street WMC on October 3, the Bay Horse in Baxenden on October 30 and Stanhill WMC on March 19 next year.
Grandfather-of-two Tony, who met his wife of 44 years Marilyn at their first gig in September 1964, said: “We are not doing this for the money as we won’t make any from it.
“This might be the last chance we get to go round all the old haunts.
“A lot of these places were played in during the 1960s and it will be a nice trip back along memory lane.”
The original group, which featured Tony, Dave and Gary Hull, Glen Ainsworth and Morris Blezard, split in 1970 after failing to make a record by the Walker Brothers and a dispute over performing for a season at Butlins.