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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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Country:  England
Location:Whitby, North Yorkshire
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2nd Jul 2015
The Miracles

A: You Really Got A Hold On Me
B: Happy Landing
The sweetest of sweet tastes.

2nd Jul 2015
Mel Robbins

A: Save It
B: To Know You
Teenage parties in Whitby in 1959 and 1960 rocked to this one.

2nd Jul 2015
Rufus Thomas

A: Somebody Stole My Dog
B: I Want To Be Loved
It was me! Ah stole the cat's dawg.

2nd Jul 2015
The High Numbers

A: Zoot Suit
B: I'm The Face
Normally I find records by The Who resemble an undisciplined racket. Zoot Suit, though, is different. It may be because the guitar sound is 'clean', i.e. with no distortion (which always ends up as a boring racket - see Jimi Hendrix).

2nd Jul 2015
The Monograms

A: Juke Box Cha Cha
B: The Greatest Mistake Of My Life
Cut-price King Brothers?

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The Moonglows

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

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Rufus ThomasSomebody Stole My Dog6
MaximilianThe Snake10
Victor Feldman QuartetValerie10
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

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