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teddyboydwarf
I loved rock'n'roll from the moment I heard Gene Vincent and Frankie Lymon in the summer of 1956. Like most of us I've lost nearly all my records I bought as a teenager (including all the Chuck Berry's) but somehow - God knows how - I've kept the rare LaVernBaker Rock'n'Roll LP on London.
I have retired now, but for over 35 years I played (tenor sax) in various r'n'r and r'n'b bands (semi-pro). The best moment was as support act to Little Richard at Torquay in 2005. I interviewed Gene Vincent (we spoke for 20 minutes) for a student newspaper in 1963. I have been to many, many r'n'r, r'n'b and jazz gigs but by far the best was in The Johnny Otis show in London in 1972.
In the late summer of 1976 I was travelling around USA via Greyhound bus. One late afternoon at the end of August I ended up in San Antonio, Texas. I saw hundreds and hundreds of people making their way to a large auditorium. I followed along and outside I was offered a black market ticket (over the odds) for $12. I bought it and went inside - and that's how I saw Elvis live!

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Name:teddyboydwarf
Joined:27 Jun 2011
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Country:  England
Location:Whitby, North Yorkshire
 
 
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MemberRecord Comment
teddyboydwarf
17th Apr 2015
Eddie Cochran

A: Skinny Jim
B: Half Loved
He can't be!

teddyboydwarf
5th Apr 2015
Earl Nelson

A: No Time To Cry
B: Come On
This must be one of the spectacularly poor-selling London singles.

teddyboydwarf
5th Apr 2015
Wes Bryan

A: Lonesome Love
B: Tiny Spaceman
This is the first time I've EVER heard these sides! (I thought I'd heard almost every London). Presumably it's one of the rarer Londons. Mind you, the Spaceman side is one of those awful Londons you come across occasionally; the 'B'side is o.k.

teddyboydwarf
25th Mar 2015
Nino Tempo

A: Tempo's Tempo
B: June's Blues
A rare example of honking on the LONDON label.

teddyboydwarf
17th Mar 2015
Chuck Berry

A: Almost Grown
B: Little Queenie
Sniped at the last second!


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The Moonglows

A: I Knew From The Start
London UKMSP. 15291957Promo Only 7"09.5


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Wes BryanLonesome Love5
Wes BryanTiny Spaceman1
The Monitors [Motown]Since I Lost You Girl5
The Monitors [Motown]Greetings, This Is Uncle Sam10
The Bob Cort SkiffleSchool Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)2
The Bob Cort SkiffleAin't It A Shame (To Sing Skiffle On Sunday)?1
Marty RobbinsTeenager's Dad10
Pat BooneWith The Wind And Rain In Your Hair7
Connie FrancisFrankie10
Katrina And The WavesWalking On Sunshine9


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