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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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6th Sep 2014
Dodie Stevens

A: Pink Shoe Laces
B: Coming Of Age
So do I; there's a nice tenor solo.

4th Sep 2014
The Animals

A: Bring It On Home To Me
B: For Miss Caulker
Yes, you are quite right. It was 1964 (at the ABC, Exeter).

31st Aug 2014
The Champs

A: El Rancho Rock
B: Midnighter
Many thanks, Mr. Dragon. I must learn how to do this.

30th Aug 2014
The Champs

A: El Rancho Rock
B: Midnighter
This version is definitely worth a listen:

High quality rock'n'roll.

30th Aug 2014
The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group Featuring Nancy Whiskey

A: Face In The Rain

The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group Featuring Tony Kohn

B: Sporting Life
Yes. I've got a copy (10p in a junkshop) but I've only played it once.

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The Moonglows

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

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