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Vintage Rock May/Jun 2019

VINTAGE ROCK celebrates a time when music changed the world - 45s, youth culture and the odd thrusting pelvis. Vintage Rock chronicles all the stellar artists and music, the enduring legacy of those early pioneers - and why it’s still the best way to live. Spanning the dawn of the 50s to early Beatles (pre Eastern mysticism!), Vintage Rock covers a time of Mods and Rockers, crinoline skirts and blue jeans, rock star movies and screaming-girl concerts. This special magazine rejoices in the music and verve of Elvis, The Shadows, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent and a host more, and speaks to a contemporary audience that relishes the vitality and flair of the era.

United Kingdom
Anthem Publishing
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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.

Somewhat of a triple-header this issue, with three giants of rock’n’roll in the frame, namely Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, and the recently departed ‘King Of The Surf Guitar’ Dick Dale… This year marks 60 years since the plane crash that took the lives of Buddy and his rock’n’roll comrades, and aside from Vintage Rock’s own commemorative special that covered his final fateful tour, we’ve heard whispers from some very good sources that there’s further tantalising plans afoot to toast the late, great bespectacled one this year – not least a glossy coffee table book, a reissue LP of The Crickets’ first album, The “Chirping” Crickets, plus a BBC documentary about the making of the album. Lucky us. But to keep you all chirping until then, we throw our hat into…

10 min.
all mama's children

RIP Dick Dale ‘The King Of Surf Guitar’ dies, aged 81 Vintage Rock was deeply saddened by the news that surf-rock pioneer Dick Dale had passed away on 16 March, aged 81. Rock’n’roll fans were immediately won over by the utterly unique surf guitar sounds swelling up from Dale’s Fender Stratocaster, delivered via majestic early 60s 45s Let’s Go Trippin’ – considered one of the first examples of surf-rock – and his lurching take on Mediterranean folk song Miserlou, his now-ubiquitous version of which found popularity after a studio-shaking airing on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1963. For younger folk, of course, it would likely have been Quentin Tarantino’s use of the song as the thunderous theme for his 1994 film Pulp Fiction that awakened them to Dale’s music but, either way,…

1 min.
rare rock'n'roll records

‘T’AINT NO SIN IN RHYTHM (CADILLAC 154) CHARLIE GRACIE An early cut from a 17-year-old Charlie Gracie, this is a jumpin’ little groover released on tiny Detroit label, Cadillac. Unsurprisingly, original copies are hard to come by. MINT VALUE: £350 SATURDAY NIGHT DADDY (FEDERAL 45-12100) LITTLE ESTHER PHILLIPS AND BOBBY NUNN A delightful ballad from Little Esther Phillips and Bobby Nunn, this sweet little 45 was an early Leiber and Stoller composition; either the original 7" or 10" 78 on Federal are not seen much at all. MINT VALUE: £200 JAILHOUSE ROCK (MILKY WAY RECORDS) DEAN CARTER A real wild version of the famous Leiber and Stoller composition, this is sheer madness from Arlie Neaville (aka Dean Carter) – file next to some of the raucous arrangements from Joe Meek. MINT VALUE: £200 GOSPEL TRAIN (MERCURY MG 20201) SISTER ROSETTA THARPE The 11 songs on this 1956 LP…

1 min.

Hemsby #62 Rock’n’Roll Weekender 10–13 May 2019 FEATURING Gizzelle, Charlie Hightone & The Rock-It’s, The Polecats and more. VENUE Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, Norfolk NR29 4HT BOOKING hemsbyrocknroll.co.uk / 01772 761522 Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender & Car Show 23-26 May FEATURING Wanda Jackson, JD McPherson, The Cactus Blossoms, Linda Gail Lewis, Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes, Los Straitjackets, Deke Dickerson VENUE Gaylord Opryland Resort & Nashville Palace BOOKING nashvilleboogie.com Rockabilly Rave 13-17 June 2019 FEATURING Big Sandy, Colton Turner, Darrel Higham, The Country Side Of Harmonica, Marcel Riesco and more. VENUE Pontins Holiday Centre, Camber Sands, East Sussex, TN31 7RL BOOKING rockabillyrave.co.uk Wildest Cats In Town 60 Years Of Rock’n’Roll Special 1959-2019 5-8 July 2019 FEATURING Hayden Thompson, The Comets, Jimmy Van Eaton (first ever UK show), Rip Masters, Crazy Cavan And The Rhythm Rockers and more. VENUE Pontins, Pakefield Seaside Village, Lowestoft NR33 7PF BOOKING tennesseeclub.net / 07976…

6 min.
haney’s big house

For anyone who has ever read a biography of Jerry Lee Lewis, Haney’s Big House will ring a bell as the nightclub that he used to sneak into as a boy to hear ‘the devil’s music’ being played by the R&B greats of the 40s and 50s. Wind forward to the present and a new band of that name is quickly becoming known as fine purveyors of harmonica-laced, blues-based, mid-century dance music. Based in the west of England, the foot-tapping five-piece have been honing their live chops for the past two-and-a-half years and have just released their debut album, Herding Cats. How did the Haney’s Big House project first come together? “Steve Holley, the drummer, is part of a wellknown vintage clothing company that you see at all the events called Cock-A-Doodle Vintage.…

13 min.
classic album

Plenty of celebratory treats to look forward to in the anniversary year of Buddy’s tragic passing, including a BBC documentary, a coffee table book and a vinyl reissue of this, The Crickets’ debut long-player I always wondered why they put ‘vocal group with orchestra’ on the record, because we were a rock’n’roll band.” – Jerry Allison In November 1957 something new arrived on the rock’n’roll scene. The cover of The “Chirping” Crickets, the first album from the rock’n’roll band The Crickets, featured the four members – Buddy Holly, Niki Sullivan, Jerry Allison and Joe Mauldin – smiling and squinting in bright sunlight. They looked incredibly normal. There was no delineated “star”, no “pretty boy” or “wild man” that took centre stage on the cover. Nor did they appear to be a doo-wop…