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15 hours ago, letsavagoo said:

One supporting band (I can’t recall who they were supporting) was Sha Na Na. A strange choice for a rock concert. I recall they were pretty good but entirely the wrong venue for them and they didn’t go down very well.


That might have been the Woodstock effect, as they made their first major appearance there (They were on stage just before Hendrix.) so promoters here may have assumed they appealed to a rock audience. 

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On 9/8/2021 at 9:52 PM, letsavagoo said:

One supporting band (I can’t recall who they were supporting) was Sha Na Na. A strange choice for a rock concert. I recall they were pretty good but entirely the wrong venue for them and they didn’t go down very well.

 

I recall being a bit bemused by Sha Na Na when I first saw them in the 'Woodstock' film.  They seemed to be doing a doo wop revival.. but in a very odd way.  In the film I think they may have done version of 'Silhouettes' ..originally by. I think.. The Rays.  But why the silver suits?

 

The Rays

 

 

Sha Na Na..

 

 

 

I still don't get quite what Sha Na Na were up to.  Ironic?  Genuine revival? Who knows.

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On 9/8/2021 at 4:39 PM, Willow wilson said:

Meanwhile, I'll leave y'all with this Eartha Kitt jewel, sleep well

 

I never had you down as a sadist....:biggrin:

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Couple of oddities which I have on a rather worn single...which I thnk I got from my cousin Pete who lived opposite the long closed Black Horse on Coventry Road Boowul.

 

 

And the flip side:

 

 

And also from that immediate 'pre Beatle' era:

 

 

And a slightly less frenetic tune from Floyd Cramer, who featured on millions of country tunes at

the time..

 

 

1951.  I was 2. 

Still think Bill Haley and Elvis invented Rock and Roll?

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Ben, for a minute, I thought you were singing,

"Over the mountains,

Over the sea,

That's where my heart is,

Waiting for me.

Please let the light that shines on me,

Shine on the one I love".

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, IAN FINN said:

Where was the Tiger Inn at Long Eaton ben?

Tamworth road Ian...........on the left going towards Sawley....

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Used to Love Broad Marsh.........

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