21 December 1974 – Series Three (14)

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Lancashire comedy impressionist Tommy Sutton. Image © The Stage Media Company Limited

The judges on duty for heat fourteen were Ted Ray, Martin Jackson, Mickie Most and Jack Parnell.

The seven new acts hoping to impress the panel were;

  • Tommy Sutton (comedian/impressionist)
  • 20th Century Steel Sound (9 piece steel band)
  • Moon Williams (male vocalist)
  • New Park’s Ringers (5 piece handbell ringing group)
  • Ricky Lockheed (vocal/guitar)
  • Two A Penny (vocal/inst. duo)
  • Marti Caine (comedian)

The winner of the heat, and booking a place in the second All Winners show on 4 January 1975 was Sheffield mother and comedian Marti Caine.

20th Century Steel Sound were voted the viewer’s winner and would appear again on the first winners show to feature the acts that the watching TV audience voted good enough to grant them a second chance.

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Moon Williams. Image © The Stage Media Company Limited

24 year-old Londoner, Moon Williams, had been singing professionally for six years with various bands. He toured Germany and Italy for two years before deciding to give up the business to become general manager for a firm specialising in tropical fish. Had this company not folded up, he might well still have been there, but as it was he went back to singing,

The last of the bands he joined before he became a fully solo artist was Mahatma and with them he toured and performed all the music for the controversial musical show Decameron throughout the country and in residence at the Round House.

Earlier in his career Moon was the voice on many of the Soul cover albums, featuring the numbers in Stevie Wonder or Four Tops vein. Moon was also the lead vocalist and percussionist to Ben E. King on one of his UK tours.

At the time of his appearance on New Faces Moon had released a single on DJM records, a cover of the Hall & Oates song She’s Gone.

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