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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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Location:Whitby, North Yorkshire
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17th Jul 2016
Ray Peterson

A: You Thrill Me
B: Missing You
Needless to say, no-one put in a bid.
Either the bloke pressed the wrong button or else is a complete amateur.
He must have checked up on it as the weeks went by.
I never cease to be amazed at the stupidity and greed of the Buy It Now brigade - something I avoid like the plague.
If it's good enough and rare enough and the starting bid is as low as possible it will always go for a good price.

15th Jul 2016
Ray Peterson

A: You Thrill Me
B: Missing You
A gorilla walked into a record shop.
He walked up to the counter and said 'I'd like a copy of Ray Peterson's You Thrill Me, please.'
'Certainly sir', replied the owner. He went to the rack behind the counter to collect the record.
'That'll be £999.99, please sir'.
There was a silence. The gorilla looked at the record and seemed to be thinking. Meanwhile the record store owner, who'd been giving the gorilla puzzled looks, came to where the gorilla was standing and said,
'Excuse me sir, I hope you don't mind me saying, but we don't get many gorillas in here.'
'I'm not surprised' replied the gorilla, 'at £999.99 for a very ordinary Ray Peterson record!'

1st Jul 2016
Wes Bryan

A: Lonesome Love
B: Tiny Spaceman
Well spotted, Mr. Maxonian; I've always wondered about that.

30th Jun 2016
Grant Tracy And The Sunsets

A: Everybody Shake
B: Turn The Lights Down, Jenny
Wasn't he Gene Vincent's mate?

30th Jun 2016
Chuck Willis

A: What Am I Living For
B: Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes
Mine is a black-top, round-centre.

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The Moonglows

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

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Bill Justis And His OrchestraThe Stranger5
Bill Justis And His OrchestraCollege Man1
Johnny Olenn And His BandI Ain't Gonna Cry No More10
Johnny Olenn And His BandMy Idea Of Love9

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