SIXTIES and Seventies hitmakers John Rossall and Alan Merrill are coming together for a gig at the Exchange Arts Centre in Keighley.

The iconic pair, veterans of groups like the Glitter Band and The Arrows, will play on Friday December 15, courtesy of Ilkley promoters Foot Soldiers Music.

A spokesman said the Keighley gig would be a celebration of all the hits from the two legendary glam rockers.

John Rossall performed on a number of singles in the 60s and 70s, including the Tom Jones hit It’s Not Unusual and the Walker Brothers’ hit The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore.

He was asked to form a band to help promote the Gary Glitter hit Rock & Roll Part 2 initially on Top of the Pops, then subsequently on the road.

Further hits followed in the early 70s, including Leader Of The Gang, I Didn’t Know I Loved You ’Til I Saw You Rock & Roll, I Love You Love Me Love and Always Yours, which each dominated the charts for weeks.

Established with The Glitter Band in 1974, John Rossall wrote Angel Face, and more hits followed, such as Just For You, Let’s Get Together Again and Goodbye My Love.

John left The Glitter Band in 1974, enjoying a highly successful solo career, before reforming in the mid-90s with fellow founding member Harvey Ellison.

Alan Merrill founded The Arrows in the 70s, enjoying a first UK hit on Mickie Most’s RAK label with Touch Too Much. He presented The Arrows Show for ITV which featured guests such as David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Suzi Quatro, Slade and Mud.

He also wrote I Love Rock N Roll, later to become a huge worldwide hit for Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and later covered by Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Five.

Alan served with Meatloaf as a bassist in the 80s, and went on to release a further 16 albums of his own, gaining success in the USA, UK and Japan.