THE Rev Dr. Clive Thomas Jackson will be headlining a special charity concert at Paignton’s Palace Theatre later this month.

His full name might not ring an immediate bell, as he is of course better known at the Doctor from Dr and the Medics

Dr and the Medics were created almost at the dawn of the 80’s Clive. The band has had a very colourful and successful career as both recording artists and performers. 

Undoubtedly they are best known for their massive 1986 No 1 ‘Spirit in the Sky’ which sold over 24 Million copies world wide and was Number 1 in 23 countries!. They are also recognised as a great live act, in 1985 the NME referred to them as ‘THE live band of the year’

Often promoted as one  hit wonders, the band claim to be the only one hit wonder to have had 2 hits as their next single ‘Burn’ did make it  Number 21 in the charts! But as they don’t make documentaries or publish books about one and a half hit wonders, the Doctor keeps quiet about ‘The other hit’ and wears his ‘One Hit Wonder’ badge with pride.

All profits raised from the gig on April 19  by ESSW Charitable Trust will be directed towards good causes, including Save the Children and those which focus on humanitarian crises and starvation, such as Water Aid, UNICEF as well as very small charities

Full details and ticket options for the event are available from the venue’s website