The frontman of Uriah Heep- John Lawton, is shooting a film about Chepelare

The legendary ex- frontman of Uriah Heep John Lawton will be shooting a film about Chepelare. The film will be a part of his series "John Lawton presents: Мeetings in Bulgaria".

The famous singer arrives in Chepelare on January 08, 2011. The first shooting day will be on Mount Mechi Chal at "Chepelare sports centre".

Lawton began his musical career in North Shields, UK, in the early '60s with The Deans, a bunch of kids who decided at random that he should be singer. He then moved on to West One and later Stonewall which included John Miles, Vic Malcolm (later of Geordie) and Paul Thompson (later of Roxy Music).

After Stonewall finished their stint at Top Ten Club in Hamburg in 1969, Lawton decided to stay in Germany, after having been offered the job as singer with legendary German rock cult band Lucifer's Friend (1969–1976 and 1979–1995) with whom he recorded nine studio albums. He also joined the Les Humphries Singers, in the early '70s (which included the Eurovision Song Contest in '75).

In 1976 Lawton joined Uriah Heep as their frontman, recording the albums Firefly, Innocent Victim, Fallen Angel[1] and Live in Europe '79, touring Europe and the U.S. until September 1979.

During his longstanding career Lawton has worked with some big names of rock, on various projects, including Roger Glover's "Butterfly Ball" live at the Royal Albert Hall in 1975, featuring David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Ian Gillan and Twiggy. He sang on Eddie Hardin's "Wizard's Convention II" with Chris Farlowe, Denny Lane, Paul Jones and Tony Ashton.

Lawton worked with some of the finest record producers, including Tony Clarke (Moody Blues), Jimmy Miller (Rolling Stones), and Harold Faltermayer (Pet Shop Boys), who produced the titles Lawton sang on the Lenny McDowell Project "Lost Paradise".

In December 2008 John entered the world of television by presenting the Bulgarian travel documentary series "John Lawton presents" which also includes music from the Mamonama album. Made by a Bulgarian TV , the films feature interesting historical landmarks of Bulgarian towns and cities, traditional festivities and interviews with the city mayors and local people. Filming and editing of 11 documentaries John Lawton Presents are now completed, including the towns of Karnobat, Sozopol, Tsarevo, Primorsko, Bourgas, Smolyan, Pamporovo, Varna, Malko Tarnovo, Velingrad and Shumen.

by touristmedia.info

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