DUFFY DOES MEEK: Welsh songbird-of-the-new-century Duffy has recorded Please Stay for actor Nick Moran's upcoming Telstar biopic of Joe Meek, who famously produced the Burt Bacharach tear-jerker with Liverpool's Cryin' Shames in 1966. Thanks to Duffy namechecking Joe all over YouTube, the wizard of Holloway Road should see his profile raised with Generations X, Y and Z... YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO REPLACE IT: The world, well, Britain at least, changed its pop music axis on July 24, 1958 when Cliff Richard recorded Ian Samwell's immortal rocker Move It at EMI's Abbey Road Studios. Happy 50th to Sir Cliff's finest hour, often revisited by The Rapiers... IN THE WINGS: An insider with the Me and My Shadows team says: "Momentum has clearly built up behind the MAMS shows because we have now had a sudden run of surprise guests—first Denny Laine of The Moody Blues and Wings [Heritage Ball], then Cliff Richard [Caron Keating Foundation] and on Sunday [Ton-Up Day] Oh Boy! TV show stalwart Vince Eager." Lesson? "It is reaching the stage where if you don't book a MAMS show or a MAMS-linked gig that you could miss out on one of these special appearances." So it goes! Your next opportunities are Friday and Saturday, in Coleford, Gloucestershire, and Kidderminster, Worcestershire, respectively. Visit our Datebook 2008 page for details.