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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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22nd May 2015

A: Bossa Rock
B: Boss Bossa Nova
There's a great deal to be said for the friendly nature of those who contribute to this site. I have just been sent a copy of this knockout sax-driven single by Bob the Toad, who offered it to me for a very reasonable price indeed. I would never have been able to afford a copy (refer to current and recent Ebay prices of this). My opinion of both this site and those who contribute - and help each other - has gone up greatly. Well done everyone!

20th May 2015
The Knockouts

A: Darling Lorraine
B: Riot In Room 3C
Just had another riot. EEEHHHH!!!

20th May 2015
Preston Epps

A: Bongo Boogie
B: Flamenco Bongo
I can hear those beatniks bongo-ing.

4th May 2015
Gene Vincent And His Blue Caps

A: Bluejean Bop
B: Who Slapped John?
Whatever the year - this is the greatest!

20th Apr 2015
John Barry And The Seven

A: Zip Zip
B: Three Little Fishes
I did mean John Barry 7!

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The Moonglows

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

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