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THE SEARCHERS

We welcome back 60's Superstars The Searchers for a full New Zealand tour in July and August for 10 dates nationwide. The Searchers emerged as part of the 1960s Merseybeat scene along with the Beatles, the Fourmost, the Merseybeats, the Swinging Blue Jeans, and Gerry & the Pacemakers.

The band's hits include a remake of the Drifters' 1961 hit, "Sweets for My Sweet"; remakes of Jackie DeShannon's "Needles and Pins" and "When You Walk In The Room"; an original song written for them, "Sugar and Spice"; the Orlons' "Don't Throw Your Love Away"; and a cover of the Clovers' "Love Potion No. 9". They were the second group from Liverpool, after the Beatles, to have a hit in the United States when "Needles and Pins" charted during the first week of March 1964.