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! Contact This Person