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Alf Roberts was selected by the BCMA Hall of Fame panel to be inducted into the Hall for 2014 in January but fate was to decree otherwise.
It was a unanimous decision to posthumously induct him into the Hall of Fame.
Alf Roberts was completely gentle at times but very hard and unmovable at others when negotiating a contract for his artist or for a venue.
He started his early earning as a builder/electrician but his love of Country music led him to set up A&J Management with his wife of nearly 60 years, Josie. This was a promotions company and as an agency for many clubs and festivals he was trusted to book acts for them.
As management, one the first acts he put on his books was a young Jim Ryder and he successfully promoted him to become a major player on the circuit.
Alf always was involved in charity, his regular events at Connahs Quay Civic were extremely well supported for many years. Added to this his Blackpool holiday events always sold out. Invariably Alf would visit the many clubs to check out his acts and would always put 100 percent into solving any of the many problems that arose.
After parting company with Jim Ryder Alf took a fledgling singer from Preston under his wing. Donna Wylde went from a very nervous young lady to twice winner of BCMA Female Vocalist of the Year.
Alf Roberts is the 34th member of the Hall.
The induction award was accepted by his daughter Heather Harris, Joanne his granddaughter and Donna Wylde.

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