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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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Joined:27 Jun 2011
Country:  England
Location:Whitby, North Yorkshire
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25th Oct 2014
The Wilder Brothers

A: I Want You
B: Teenage Angel
Neat tenor solo. Anyone any idea who it is?

24th Oct 2014
Don Lang

A: Percy Green
B: Phineas McCoy
This one has evaded me too.

24th Oct 2014
Bernard Bresslaw

A: Charlie Brown
B: The Teenager's Lament
To be avoided at all costs.

24th Oct 2014
Don Lang

A: Wiggle Wiggle
B: Teasin'
This one evades me.

24th Oct 2014
Adam Faith

A: High School Confidential
B: Country Music Holiday
Just about o.k.

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The Moonglows

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

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