Charity eyes Motown magic

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 June, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 16 June, 2004, 12:00am

Those who can still remember the Swinging '60s will get a chance to experience some nostalgia on Friday night.

Hong Kong Lifeline Express, a hospital train which travels to rural parts of the mainland to give people free eye operations, will stage a reunion of stars from the era for its annual charity gala. Combining dinner and dancing, the old hands will be celebrating Motown. 'Do you even know what that is?' asked Anders Nelsson, one of the organisers.

Crawling out of the woodwork for one night only are Joe Junior, Irene Ryder and Teddy Robbin. The main event is the Motown tribute to be performed by Michael Remedios, who is flying in from Canada, and formerly of the band Mystics.

The performance will also see the reunion of the Samson siblings - Hong Kong's answer to the Jackson 5 - who performed as the D'Topnotes in the '60s.

There are still some tickets available for the dinner at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom. Contact 2861 0862 for details.