BLACKPOOL rock has made rock ’n’ roll history after being used on a Kaiser Chiefs album cover.
Heather Boyce, from Marton confectionary company Say It With A Sweetie, didn’t predict the riot of success her confectionary would create when the indie stars paid a visit.
The Leeds-based five-piece played a sell-out concert at The Empress Ballroom in February – and wanted a special souvenir for fans.
But in fact they were so thrilled with their bright pink rock, it was picked as the image for their new greatest hits album Souvenir.
Heather, 41 said: “It was very exciting when we got the phone call. It was short notice, but staff agreed to come in on a Saturday to make the rock.
“We met three members of the band who came to our factory, RD Blackwood and Son, to watch it being made.
“They filmed it for a promotional video but we didn’t think it would get used.
“They were all very friendly, we were a bit star struck, but they were interested and asked a lot of questions. I was amazed when I saw the album cover with our rock on it and the video of our factory, it’s a great claim to fame.”
Singer Ricky Wilson, drummer Nick Hodgson and bassist Simon Rix paid a visit to the Cowley Road site and took many photographs.
The image on the album cover is a painting of the Blackpool rock.
The sticks, which feature both the name of the band and the album, were handed out to fans at the Empress Ballroom on the night.
The video being used to promote the new album features footage of the rock being created and packed and also shots of the Empress Ballroom.
Heston Blumenthal, Adrian Edmundson, Nigella Lawson and The Sun newspaper have all ordered rock from the company before.