The Gaumont Cinema where this was recorded was demolished two years ago. Yet another act of urban vandalism in a town that doesn't seem to value its past. One of the girls shreiking their heads off in laughter is my then 16 year-old aunt.
Just reading the Lonnie Donegan biography. This release had so many pre-orders that Pye were forced to use EMI as contract presser. Without double checking, this was the first single to dump the now defunct "Skiffle" references
Record Retailer announced in the issue dated July 16th, 1964 that from Aug 1st Pye will issue records on Friday instead of Tuesday. I never realised this always assumed they were released like all other labels on a Friday. We live and learn.
"You've missed me, am I too late?" "No, jump up on the cart." If you were at the Doncaster Gaumont that night you'd have had a ball, no I wasn't, I saw him at the Bradford Alhambra and then many years later at Twin Towns, Tweed Heads, Australia.
The solid center image shows an un-dinked pressing which allows us to clearly see the unique to Pye 4 small marker lines around the 1 1/2 " large hole and press out center area (1 1/2" cube) to assist the type setters and printers in keeping any text out of this area and behind the lines. The other examples show the pressing after it has been through the dinker and has cut out seqments to leave a press out optional centre. Pressings that just have a 1 1/2 " large hole are not dinked but are simply die-cut. A Dinking cutter is a precision machine tooled die that cuts out the three (Philips/Phonogram) segments or four (EMI etc) segments to leave a intrinsick centre to pressed out IF required and thus devalue the pressing by up to 50% !