Introduced by Robin Boyle from the wona-Tamous Tower Ballroom in Blackpool.
Robin Stapleton conducts the Blackpool Gala Orchestra, led by John Bradbury , with guest singer Joan Savage and featuring William Davies on the Mighty Wurlitzer in his tribute to Reginald Dixon. Producer Alan Boyd
Live from Blackpool, Michael Ball switches on the 1997 Blackpool Illuminations. Bob Harris , Steve Wright and Alan Freeman present a starstudded show featuring
Michael Ball , Lindisfarne,
Katrina and the Waves,
Vibrations and Barbara Dickson.
Producer John Leonard
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