Joe Longthorne MBE in Concert

Joe Longthorne MBE in Concert at the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Friday, 14 June, 2013

Joe Longthorne MBE in Concert 

It was through the London Weekend Television series ‘Search for a Star’ in 1981 that Joe first became known to the British TV audiences as a singer and impressionist, and his success on the show led to appearances at the London Palladium and a month long season at London’s Talk of the Town. Proving popular with TV audiences Joe Longthorne was given his own prime time TV series ‘The Joe Longthorne Show’ that ran from 1988–1991. An appearance at the Royal Variety Performance in 1989 secured Joe’s place as one of the UK’s top entertainers but just as he reached this pinnacle of fame he was taken ill and struck down with lymphoma. Responding well to treatment Joe’s tenacity and determination to get back on stage saw him take on a gruelling UK tour and a trip to Australia resulting in sell-out performances at the Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House and the London Palladium. His music videos ‘Live in Concert’ and ‘A Man and His Music’ continued to capture the magic of a live concert by this inimitable entertainer and helped grow an army of fans worldwide. However just as his ‘Star’ was rising once again, bad mismanagement of his finances by previous managers saw him plunged into bankruptcy and the illness that had been under control worsened and deteriorated into the life threatening leukaemia. The next few years saw Joe bravely battle the illness with visits in and out of hospital and yet courageously continue to appear on stage giving performances that made him an inspiration for many. In 2006 at his most seriously ill he underwent a bone marrow transplant that was to save his life. Later that year he performed again to a sell-out audience at the London Palladium and in 2007 was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Variety Club of Great Britain. In December of 2012 Joe will be receiving his MBE from The Queen at Buckingham Palace, so 2013 will be a big year for him. 


Friday 14th June 2013 at 7:30pm



Stalls & Circle: £20.00 / Balcony: £18.00

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  7 Responses to “Joe Longthorne MBE in Concert”

  1. I went to see Joe Longthorne mbe. at Benidorm Palace. He gave a show of the highest degree. He is a Star of the stage. I then had the greatest pleasure of meeting him. He is a very warm. down to earth sincere, person, A true gem. Thank you Mr Longthorne for all you give to your fans.

  2. My Dear Mum Ivy and myself have been to see Joe on many occasions. He is just fantastic. Ivy no longer here now. I miss going to see Joe very very much. We had some great brill nites at joe longthorne. Keep up the good work joe. Keep well love Louise Pettigrew xxx.

  3. Joe is so down to earth lovely singer,well brillint singer & lovely person seen him tonight at Alexander B’ham brilliant all the. Best in the world to you Joe x x x

  4. The Joe Longthorne show at the pavilion 14th june was fabulous. He has a lovely voice and the roof would have came off the way he performed. Janice Murray

  5. amazing man and fantastic singer…wish I could meet him. make an oap very happy your simply the best joe. good health xxx.

  6. Go to see Joe ever time ge comes and he just keeps getting better and better. Absolute legend!!

  7. joe longthorn will grace any stage he ever walks on. the man has been through hell and he has came back.