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Morty’s Memorial

Written by on 16th January 2017

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A memorial plaque unveiling and concert to commemorate the life of Valleys pop star Gareth ‘Morty’ Mortimer of Racing Cars takes place on Saturday 28th January.

Racing Cars front man, ‘Morty’, as he was known worked with stars including Tina Turner and The Beach Boys.

Racing Cars had great success in the ‘70s, scoring a hit with the song They Shoot Horses Don’t They?, were signed to Chrysalis Records for whom they recorded several albums.

The unveiling of a memorial plaque takes place at 33 Marshfield, Maerdy at 11am and is followed by a Memorial Concert at Maerdy Conservative Club at 12.30pm.

Tickets are just £5 and are available at the door… all proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The impressive rock line up includes….Weird Fish, The Watermelons, Smack and many more

Nicola Newhams, Regional Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support  said,

“Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face and the feelings of loneliness and isolation that so many people experience make it even harder. Now, more than ever, we need more people  to get involved. We rely on our supporters for 99% of our income and such donations ensure we can support even more people affected by cancer”.

Listen to Joan speaking to Jeff Gregory during Community Link on the 16th January about the Gig and a little bit more!

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