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Andy Fairweather Low: pop music's face of 1969

The former lead singer of chart-topping Cardiff band Amen Corner looks back on his pop stardom in the sixties and seventies.

He told Mal Pope of BBC Radio Wales how forty years later he is still ribbed by his bandmates about being dubbed the "face of '69".

It was the year they became the first Welsh band to have a number one hit, with (If Paradise is) Half as Nice.

Andy, who's originally from Ystrad Mynach, also recalled his solo career of the Seventies with hits like Wide Eyed and Legless.

He also talked about the attention of fans and how the pressures and opportunities of fame led him to drink.

Andy performs at the Borough Theatre, Abergavenny, on Friday 4 December and the Coal Exchange, Cardiff, on Saturday 5 December.


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