16 November 1974 – Series Three (9)

Cardiff vocalist, Patti Flynn. Image © The Stage Media Company Limited

Joining judging regulars Arthur Askey and Mickie Most on the panel for heat nine were Jack Parnell and Alan A. Freeman.

The seven new acts desperate to impress the judging panel were;

  • Billy Moocho (comedian)
  • Avenue (group)
  • Patti Flynn (vocalist)
  • Bracken (boy and girl duo)
  • Melody Sound (group)
  • Rod Edwards
  • Nicky Hamilton (vocalist)

The winner of the show, scoring the highest score for a stand-up comedian with 107 points, was Billy Moocho.  Billy would be seen again in the second All Winners show on 4 January 1975.

Born just 500 yards away from her idol Shirley Bassey in Tiger Bay singer Patti Flynn began her career as a resident band vocalist with Top Rank in her native Cardiff. Her post New Faces success led her to many overseas engagements ranging from Italy and Las Palmas to South Africa, cabaret with Matt Munro and Les Dawson and a show with Val Doonican. Patti later joined London’s West End smash hit musical “Bubbling Brown Sugar” at the Royalty Theatre, and during the run took over the lead as well as recording her first LP “With Love to You”.

Comedy music act Bracken. Image © The Stage Media Company Limited

Talented duo Bracken were fresh from summer cabaret at the Hildreds Hotel, Skegness when they appeared on the show. The duo were Jimmy on guitar and Liz playing piano and adding to vocals, impressions and comedy.

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