BILLIE Davis, former Sixties starlet, is returning to Worcestershire for a one-off show.

The singer enjoyed short-lived success in 1963 when her single Tell Him became a hit.

But Billie's promising career took a dramatic twist after visiting the area to promote her song.

On the way back from a gig at Worcester Town Hall, Billie was involved in a horrific car crash.

Her chauffeur-driven Humber Super Snipe went into the side of a bus. Former Shadows guitarist Jet Harris was also in the car. Billie broke her jaw in the accident and Harris was left with permanent scarring on his head.

Billie said: "The crash ruined my career in some ways. It took me about a year to recover fully. By the time I was back on the scene new artists like Cilla Black and Sandie Shaw had appeared."

Although the incident happened 40 years ago the memories remain very vivid.

"It's just amazing. It's like it was yesterday. A few weeks ago some people came up to me and told me how they were travelling behind us when the accident happened. They actually stopped to help," she said.

Despite not fulfilling the predicted chart success, Billie remains heavily involved in the music business.

She has written numerous tracks with Pierre Tubbs and has produced an album of country rock, entitled Stormy.

The singer is now looking forward to performing in the Stars of the Sixties concert at Huntington Hall, Worcester, on Friday, March 14.

The event also features other 60s greats like Wee Willie Harris and former lead singer with The Fortunes, Shel Macrae.

Billie said: "I seem to be drawn to Worcester and Evesham. I have got a lot of friends in the region.It should be a great night."

Tickets cost £10.50 or £9.50 for concessions.

The show starts at 8pm. For further information contact the Huntington Hall box office on 01905 611427. It is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm.