Fifty years on and The Searchers are still exciting audiences with their music.
From the moment the four-piece group picked up their instruments at Newtown’s Theatre Hafren last night, the crowd was seen singing, clapping and swaying along.
Dressed smartly in black suits, black ties, crisp white shirts and polished black shoes, John McNally, Frank Allen, Spencer James and Scott Ottaway took to the stage in front of a 300-strong audience.
The group, which formed in 1962, chose to play Sugar and Spice as their first song of the evening.
Later fans were encouraged to wave their arms in the air to Da Do Ron Ron while singing lyrics loudly as frontman Allen watched them from the stage.
Other well-known songs performed during the evening included Sweets For My Sweet, Mr Tambourine Man, Don’t Throw Your Love Away and When You Walk In The Room.
When the band took to the stage for the second half of the show they had changed from their white shirts to black shirts with gold ties.
They continued to belt out hits including Love Potion Number 9, Needles and Pins and finished off the night with rock and roll number Rockin’ All Over the World.
An encore followed which included a medley of tunes played earlier.