Legendary EMI record producer Walter Ridley said the Joystrings changed the face of religious music forever.
Fifty years since the Joystrings’ foundation, group member Sylvia Dalziel lifts the lid on the five frantic years of their existence – the highs and the lows, the struggles and the successes, and above all the steady insistence that it was all the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
She tells of the ‘accidental’ birth of the band and the media frenzy which followed, the radio and TV dates, the tours, the fans, the songs and the recordings. She tells of the tens of thousands who flocked to hear the group, and of many who gave their lives to the Lord as a result.
Among the dozens of photographs are many never before published. With an introduction by General John Larsson, a word from Sir Cliff Richard, a full discography, accounts of ‘what happened next’ to the group members and stories from Christians who owe a good deal of their ministry today to the influence of the group then, the book ends with a challenging chapter from the Joystrings’ inspirational leader Major Joy Webb.