Band’s triumphant return to Upminster as Ray jets back to full health

PUBLISHED: 09:31 11 November 2011

The Jets

The Jets


When Ray Cotton, the lead guitar player and vocalist with fifties rock’n’roll hitmakers The Jets, learned he had inherited a life-threatening kidney disease, his older brother Bob, who plays bass, did not think twice about offering him one of his healthy kidneys.

The operation was a success, and they are back to full health. Now the band is busy honouring gig commitments all over Europe – and will be in Upminster later this month.

The band, who had nine top ten hits in the 1970s and 1980s including Love Makes the World Go Round, Yes Tonight Josephine, and Party Doll, play West Lodge in Corbets Tey Road on Thursday, November 24.

The three Cotton brothers, including brother Tony on drums, play rockabilly, rock’n’roll and roots music at some of the biggest festivals in the world.

The brothers, who all sing, were teenagers when they were signed to record giants EMI in 1978. Their 11th album Bolt of Lightning was released recently, and their act, honed over more than thirty years, attracts capacity crowds at club dates.

Not only will you find the trio playing to dance audiences but you will just as easily find them appearing across the country in theatres. Tickets are £8 for adults on the door.

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