Monthly Archives: April 2014

Barron Knights

Here’s a humorous bit from The Barron Knights who did a bit of The Animals and The Beatles songs during a Christmas medley. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQBes09SLu0 [December 1964] Christmas party https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMNssdX_2gk “The Barron Knights is a British humorous pop group, originally formed

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Early music television – UK

“It will become the standard practice for every artist to make a film of themselves performing their record. These short films will be sent to TV producers for their programmes…it would not be a disc at all but a videotape.

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Van Morrison and Them

“Van Morrison was born into a working-class Protestant community in East Belfast and his father collected works for blues musicians such as Leadbelly.” He played in local skiffle groups such as Deanine Sands And The Javelins playing guitar and harmonica

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Yardbirds 1966

The Yardbirds are mainly known for having 3 of the finest British guitarists of all time in their line-up at one time or another. Following Eric Clapton’s decision to quit the band [March ’65], Jeff Beck joined and took over

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The Shadows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiRiYLhpHxE The Shadows – The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt “The Shadows are a British instrumental rock group, and backing band for Cliff Richard, with a total of 69 UK hit-charted singles: 35 of which are credited as the

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Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21700146 Alyn Shipton, presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Record Requests said Britain had lost “one its most charismatic bandleaders, and a figurehead of the ‘trad’ movement… With his ready grin, mop-haired appearance and upbeat singing and playing, Kenny Ball

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Tommy Roe with the Beatles [circa March/1963]

The Beatles and Tommy Roe who briefly toured together in 1963 and 1964 were both influenced by The Crickets. In 1962 both Tommy and George Harrison were emulating the style of lead singer, Buddy Holly who died in an air

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