Paradiddle 133 Posted January 7, 2018 Report Share Posted January 7, 2018 Being a teenager in the 60's, music was all important and it was at Gedling school that this tale begins. Studying for CSE music, lessons were mainly classical, Handel's Water Music, Holst's Planet's Suite etc. Music but not what we'd be listening to on Radio Luxembourg! F.D.Wilson (him with the floppy hair) was both our music teacher and form teacher and one day after assembly we asked him if he could play 'Side Saddle', the Russ Conway tune. Without any hessitation he promptly played it on the assembly hall piano - very impressive. Another musical memory, probably a year or two later was John Landon teaching us all 'Go Now' on the music room piano - it is about the only tune I can play but has impressed a few people who think I can really play the piano! Moving along a bit, March 20th 1964 is a milestone in my musical journey. Until then I had only heard music via the radio and records but on that momentous day I saw my first 'live' band. I was allowed to go to the school dance and when the band (or were they Groups then?) kicked in with 'The Cruel Sea' I was hooked. I have to thank Rob Duffy who was in The Tykons and who runs the www.playedinaband.com website for introducing me to the joys of live music. In the 60's there was no shortage of 'gigs' and here is a reminder of one which some of you may remember. .......to be continued...... 1 1 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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