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  • 09-10-2019, 21:05
    Nigel Incubator-Jones
    Quote Originally Posted by Kustom Jim View Post
    Did I mention that Rockabilly seems to be raging over here in the South West!!!
    Gigs keep appearing on faceache and some of the apres photos show crowds of older clients lol who must be originals! An early trip over networking and having a good time could reap rewards!!!

    I think a place called the Passenger shed has a load of gigs planned but here's one at the Fiddler's!? With all time classic line up
    https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Bri...Bill/13487479/
    Interesting to know about! I'll keep an eye open if I'm in the area.
  • 09-10-2019, 07:33
    Kustom Jim
    Did I mention that Rockabilly seems to be raging over here in the South West!!!
    Gigs keep appearing on faceache and some of the apres photos show crowds of older clients lol who must be originals! An early trip over networking and having a good time could reap rewards!!!

    I think a place called the Passenger shed has a load of gigs planned but here's one at the Fiddler's!? With all time classic line up
    https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Bri...Bill/13487479/
  • 08-10-2019, 07:24
    Geo
    Just seen this but can't post pics from offshore, will do some when I get home
  • 21-08-2019, 21:00
    Kustom Jim
    Yikes!!! Stuff happens!! I split from a chick in the 80s rockabilly scene and she's a celeb actress in Espana now
    Before that though, I did the Ted march and it was a blast the figures bandied about were disputed!
    1 2 3 4 5 Rock n Roll is still alive 6 7 8 9 10 - er, can't remember lol
  • 21-08-2019, 12:59
    NMNeil
    I was there as well.
    For some good info check out the web site of one of my old mates, Bob Burgoss. He was a drummer with many rockabilly bands around that time.
    Many good memories of staying up all night at his mum's house in New Addington imbibing various substances with Charger Charlie, Little John and others.
    I was never really into rockabilly but more delta blues like Leadbelly and Son House.
    One of my claims to fame is when a friend asked if I wanted a job as a roadie with a new band he was working with. I went to see them in a pub, I think it was in Ruislip, not sure, and thought they were absolute ****e, so I turned him down.
    Not sure if the band is still around. Anyone know whatever happened to a band called Iron Maiden?
  • 21-08-2019, 10:43
    Matiz
    Post9 I think that is The Old Maypole , New North Road/ Fencepiece Road junction,

    used to live just off New North Road.

    Spent many a happy hour in there, esp remember Jubilee party in '77
  • 18-08-2019, 07:24
    choppedblownpop
    Quote Originally Posted by RockabillyBilly View Post
    Haha...I see what you did there but....I wasn't on that single. I left before that was recorded. I was on the EP and also the single 'Zodiac' but then I beggered off.
    Iíve still got the Zodiac single [emoji41]
  • 17-08-2019, 22:44
    RockabillyBilly
    Haha...I see what you did there but....I wasn't on that single. I left before that was recorded. I was on the EP and also the single 'Zodiac' but then I beggered off.
  • 17-08-2019, 20:31
    Epy
    Quote Originally Posted by RockabillyBilly View Post
    I'm 63 and three quarters. I've been into Rock and Roll since I was a young lad (First heard Elvis singing 'Hound Dog' on, would you believe, Blue Peter! Yep, Blue Peter!) They had an item about dogs, no suprise there, but the background music was Hound Dog and that got me started. That was in the 60's. Fast ish forward to the 70's. I was a Teddy Boy then, not too long after became a Rockabilly and thats what I'll continue to be. Was in a few bands but the one that got me to play to a wider audience was a band (from about '79 onwards for 3 or 4 years) was called The Rhythm Hawks. Amongst the venues we played were The Squire, Catford, The Adam and Eve, Hackney, The Old Maypole, Barkinside, The Black Bull, Lewisham, St Helier Arms, Carlshorlton, The White Hart, Tottenham, The Royalty, Southgate to name but seven. We backed Ray Campi and did a 'tour' with him. My mate (over here in South Cheshire) was a massive fan of RC so I asked Mr Campi if he'd speak to him. He said he would so, one night (in The Royalty) I rang Pete, my mate, and said I had someone who'd like to speak to him and put Ray on. The conversation went; RC. Hi Peter, Ray Campi here, whatcha up to tonight? P; (er, um er, splutter stutter) Hello Ray, I'm just going to the local Pub...sorry, Bar. RC; Cool, who's on there tonight? P; Oh, er Eddie Cochran, The Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley. RC; ELVIS PRESLEY!!!!!Oh, right...and, with a weird look on his face he handed me the phone and walked off. I asked Pete what he'd said and Pete told him who was on the Juke Box.
    We had a couple of singles released one of which was 'Zodiac' and to promote it we stopped the traffic in London one Bank Holiday Monday to have a cavacade of Zodiacs drive us around stopping off at a radio station Mike Read worked at to give him a single. He did us a lot of favours as he played it on Radio 1 for 2 weeks on his Breakfast Show. I shouldn't wonder that a few of thoses Zodiacs were owned by some folk on here! I was the Drummist in TRH but left after a few years because I really wanted to not sit down anymore and be a front man, so I did that. .......just as our manager anounced we were (but, in the end, didn't) about to play Top Of The Pops...and also feature in a TV advert for beer, the strap line which was 'Harp, stays sharp to the bottom of the glass'. Ironic really as just after that I became a singer and 'sharp' and flat is what I was good at, singing wise.
    Still got the single somewhere Billy. I'll have to dig it out, if I "Don't look that way"
  • 30-07-2019, 17:08
    truxdelux
    We, (Irene and I) Were on the march in London. A very orderly affair I might add. And, we got a RnR show on Radio 1.
    Two mini bus loads of teds came down from Glasgow, and most of them crashed on our floor in Pimlico. Can you imagine the smell of hair cream and lacquer. I think we had about 15/20 visitors in a 2 bed flat. Then off to Pickets lock. My Bro. has a load of pics. Where are you GEO?
    Charlie
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