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Gary Gillespie Davison Blue Plaque

 


Gary Gillespie Davison

A blue plaque celebrates the life and work of Gary Gillespie Davison and his wonderful contribution to South Tyneside's performing arts scene.

Gary, who was UK Disco Dance champion, won a number of dance titles during the 1980s and 90s.

He was a great choreographer, working on Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of Starlight Express and was assistant choreographer to Arlene Philips.

He also worked on a number of productions including 42nd Street and choreographed the cheerleaders for the American film production, Stormy Monday.

On his return to the northeast, he continued to perform and went on to become a very popular DJ. 

Gary sadly died in his hometown of South Shields in 2020.

A plaque to commemorate his achievements was installed by his family and friends and unveiled in May 2022. The plaque is located at the junction of Commercial Road and Station Road in South Shields. 

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