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Bruce Welch

Bruce Welch was born on November 2, 1941 in Bognor Regis, Sussex, England as Bruce Cripps. See full bio »

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 2010 The Road to Coronation Street (TV Movie) (writer: "FBI" - uncredited)
 2009 Miranda (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Holiday (2009) ... (writer: "Summer Holiday" - uncredited)
 2009 The New Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 November 2009 (2009) ... (performer: "Singing the Blues")
 2009 Doctor Who (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Planet of the Dead (2009) ... (writer: "Summer Holiday " - uncredited)
 2008 The Wild Hearts (Documentary) (writer: "GRIB MIG HVIS JEG FALDER - as Welch)
 2005 Kinky Boots (writer: "Summer Holiday" (1962))
 1999 The Match (writer: "F.B.I.")
 1998 Primary Colors (writer: "PLEASE, MR. PLEASE")
 1997 Jonathan Creek (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Reconstituted Corpse (1997) ... ("Summer Holiday")
 1993-1997 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Tralala 2 bzw. 40 (1997) ... (writer: "Sag 'No' zu ihm" - uncredited)
- Folge 12 - Das Schlechteste aus Tohuwabohu (1993) ... (writer: "I Could Easily Fall in Love with You" - uncredited)
 1996 The National Lottery (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 May 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Summer Holiday")
 1995 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer: "FBI")
 1993 Bhaji on the Beach (writer: "Summer Holiday" - as Welch)
 1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Human Duplicators (1992) ... (writer: "Please Mr. Please")
 1990 Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother (writer: "Summer Holiday" - uncredited)
 1986 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 4 September 1986 (1986) ... (writer: "Holiday Rap")
 1986 Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #3.5 (1986) ... ("Dancing Shoes", uncredited)
 1986 Sword of Honour (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (writer: "Summer Holiday" (with lyrics modified to "Nui Dat Holiday"))
 1978 Olivia (TV Special) (writer: "Please Mr Please")
 1977 Peppermint Soda (writer: "Summer Holiday")
 1976 A Special Olivia Newton-John (TV Special) (writer: "Please, Mr. Please" - uncredited)
 1969 Pop Go the Sixties! (TV Movie) (writer: "Bachelor Boy")
 1967 Maroc 7 (performer: "Maroc 7")
 1966 Thunderbirds Are GO ("Lady Penelope") / (performer: "Thunderbirds Theme", "Zero X Theme")
 1964 Swingers' Paradise (writer: "Wonderful Life", "A Matter of Moments")
 1963 Summer Holiday ("Summer Holiday", "Bachelor Boy", "Dancing Shoes", "Foot-tapper", "Les Girls", "Round and Round")
 1962 Go to Blazes (writer: "We Say Yeah" - uncredited)
 1961 Wonderful to Be Young! (writer: "Got a Funny Feeling", "We Say Yeah")
 1959 Expresso Bongo (performer: "Bongo Blues" (instrumental))
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Marvin Welch and Farrar | The Shadows | Welch

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Personal Quote:

On being awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to come to the palace. I think it would have been nice to be the three of us (fellow Shadows member Hank Marvin declined his OBE for personal and professional reasons), but it is always a personal choice.


He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to Music. See more »

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