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Vintage Rock

August/September 2021

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.

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United Kingdom
Anthem Publishing
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min

With the arrival of each new musical movement comes a changing of the guard. Whether it’s been the emergence of rock’n’roll in the 50s to replace wholesome jazz and family-friendly pop or punk bands cutting a swathe through legions of lumbering prog rock dinosaurs in the 70s and beyond, the status quo is threatened and eventually replaced with something new, radical and refreshing. That whole process, of course, creates conflict and those being put out to pasture naturally do all they can to resist being tossed aside in the process. As the most important musician of his era, Elvis Presley stood at the vanguard of the new wave of rock’n’roll in the 50s and was perceived as a threat to the very moral fabric of society. In our latest cover feature…

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setzer says: “let’s get ready to rumble”

Brian Setzer is returning with his first solo album in seven years. Released on 27 August via Surfdog Records, Gotta Have The Rumble features 11 original songs, all written or co-written by the Stray Cat guitarist. Recorded in Setzer’s adopted hometown of Minneapolis and Nashville, the album has been produced by Julian Raymond, who has previously helmed records by Glen Campbell and Cheap Trick. Lead single Checkered Flag comes with an animated video depicting a hot rod race, created by graphic artist Juan Pinto. Referring to the album’s title, three-time Grammy winner Setzer explained: “Obviously, it’s a reference to my motorcycles and hot rods, something that hasn’t changed since I was 15 years old. I still have the same passion for going fast and adrenaline. But it’s also about my hearing problem…

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reed all about it – ronnie’s live on stage

Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood returns to the blues with the second instalment of his live-album trilogy, Mr Luck – A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall. Released by BMG on 3 September, the 18-track album features The Ronnie Wood Band, including Mick Taylor, with guests Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall and Paul Weller. The live LP finds Wood paying tribute to one of his musical heroes and major influences, the Mississippi electric blues pioneer Jimmy Reed. Recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall on 1. November 2013, Wood explains: “Jimmy Reed was one of the premier influences on The Rolling Stones and all the bands that love American blues from that era until the present day. It is my honour to have the opportunity to celebrate his life and…

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With their latest release, Try It… You Might Like It!, Boston blues trio GA-20 have devoted their second album to the music of Hound Dog Taylor. The bass-free line-up of Matt Stubbs on guitar, Pat Faherty (guitar/vocals) and Tim Carman (drums) cut loose on 10 of the maverick bluesman’s rowdiest moments – all using golden-era gear for that added authenticity. The band also have a new single, Two In The Ground, and more original creations on the way. “We spent the past year writing and recording a lot of music, and now we have four LPs of material that we’ll be getting ready to release,” says Stubbs before we take a deep dive into the world of raw rockin’, celebrate a six-fingered guitar hero and explore the joys of vintage amplification. It…

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the man in black goes to san francisco on new live album

A previously unreleased Johnny Cash live album captured during a key moment in his career is finally seeing the light of day. Bear’s Sonic Journals: Johnny Cash At The Carousel Ballroom April 24 1968 finds the country icon at the heart of the US countercultural movement, playing a 28-song set at the Haight-Ashbury venue operated by Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. Recorded by Owsley Stanley, the show took place days before the release of Live At Folsom Prison, with the singer drawing heavily on a setlist that featured songs about social outcasts. Backed by the Tennessee Three, Cash also included covers of two Bob Dylan songs, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right and One Too Many Mornings. Released on 24 September via the Owsley Stanley Foundation and Renew Records/BMG, the album…

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Elvis Festival 10-17 September FEATURING Linda Thompson, Showaddywaddy, V8 Rockets, The Dreamers, Greggi G And His Crazy Gang, Glenn Darren & The Krew Kats, Jenson Bloomer/Mondo Carne, The Fabulous Fontaines LOCATION Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk BOOKING elvisfestivaluk.com or ring 0330 818 0671 Shake Rattle & Roll Weekender 17-20 September FEATURING Darrel Higham & The Enforcers with Cli. Edmonds, Shane And The Korrados, V8 Rockets, Ruby And The Dukes LOCATION Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk BOOKING shakerattleandrollweekender.co.uk Viva Las Vegas 24 9-12 September FEATURING JD McPherson, The Delta Bombers, Blind Rage & Violence, Screamin’ Rebel Angels, The Rayford Brothers, Hayden Thompson LOCATION Orleans Hotel, Las Vegas BOOKING vivalasvegas.net/ Hemsby 63 12-15 November FEATURING Darrel Higham & The Enforcers, Restless, John Lewis & His Trio, Paul Ansell’s Number Nine, Restless LOCATION Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, Norfolk BOOKING hemsbyrocknroll.co.uk Wildest Cats In Town Xmas…