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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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2 hours ago
Jerry Butler

A: I Stand Accused
B: I Don't Want To Hear Anymore
Fabulous double-sider.

26th Dec 2014
Jim Reeves

A: Distant Drums
B: Old Tige
I dig Old Tige.

I hate to tell you son, she said,
But now you gotta know....

18th Dec 2014
Chuck Willis

A: Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes
B: What Am I Living For
Regular, I'm afraid.

16th Dec 2014
Chuck Willis

A: Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes
B: What Am I Living For
My copy, rather boringly, has a round centre.

16th Dec 2014
The Monitors [Motown]

A: Greetings, This Is Uncle Sam
B: Since I Lost You Girl
One of the truly great going away for ever songs. The singer knows he won't be home again, thus the spine-chilling cry in the middle of the song.
There is a genre of going away songs; they're mainly about going off to war, or the services, but there are others. For example, Neil Sedaka's One Way Ticket.

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The Moonglows

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

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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
Dylan ThomasShould Lanterns Shine10
Dylan ThomasIn The White Giant's Thigh10

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