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Vintage Rock

Dec/Jan 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.
brian ‘licorice’ locking: 1938-2020

Much-loved bassist Brian ‘Licorice’ Locking has died aged 81. As well as a tenure with Marty Wilde’s band The Wildcats and an 18-month stint with The Shadows from 1962-63 –.he appeared in the movie Summer Holiday with them alongside CliffRichard – Warwickshire-born Locking also performed with Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Vince Eager, Joe Brown, Conway Twitty, Brenda Lee and Donovan. It was Vintage Rock’s Eager who gave “Licorice” his nickname; in his earlier years Locking continually played a plastic toy clarinet, often known colloquially as a “a licorice stick”. Eager and Locking were members of skiffle group The Vagabonds and, after an appearance at the 2i’s coffee bar where they had been offered a residency, Locking joined fellow 2i’s musicians Brian Bennett and Tony Sheridan to become Vince Taylor’s Playboys who…

1 min.
vegas festival organiser launches radio station

Viva Las Vegas organiser Tom Ingram is now making waves of a different kind – he’s launched an online radio station for rock’n’roll fans. Rockin 247 Radio provides around-the-clock music seven days a week. Ingram explained: “We felt that a rockin’ radio station needed something more than what’s already out there. The DJs have more say in the running of it and more freedom with their shows. We wanted to cover all of our favourite music: rock’n’roll, rockabilly, R&B, doo wop, hillbilly – original music, current and recent acts. Basically, everything that the worldwide rockin’ scene is about.” The station’s schedule is populated with well-known club and radio DJs, as well as record collectors and musicians from the scene. Rockin 247 Radio can be listened to via your computer, tablet, phone,…

5 min.
john carter cash

The Man In Black has joined the hallowed likes of Elvis, Aretha, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly by being given an orchestral overhaul. Johnny Cash And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra collects 12 tracks from across the singer-songwriter’s career with additional symphonic arrangements recorded at Abbey Road. The new album features classic songs from Cash’s career, including I Walk The Line and Ring Of Fire, alongside lesser-known gems such as Galway Bay and Farther Along. Vintage Rock caught up with Cash’s son John Carter Cash – executive producer on the album – at the Cash Cabin Studio in Tennessee and found him in pragmatic mood about the current pandemic. “The coronavirus is probably the best thing that could have happened to my creativity and energy in terms of making music. I’m also…

1 min.
lavish boxset celebrates queen of soul’s career

19 SONGS MAKE CD DEBUT The first boxset to span Aretha Franklin’s complete career also features unreleased alternate versions of classic tracks, demos, rarities and special live performances. The 81-track Aretha box covers 60 years of Franklin’s life in music – 19 songs in the set are making their debut on CD and in digital form. Arranged mostly in chronological order, the collection begins with Aretha’s performances in 1956 at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit where her father was a pastor and ends with a spine-tingling live treatment of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman at the 38th annual Kennedy Center Honors in December 2015. Delving extensively into her years at Columbia and Atlantic, the boxset also features her early-70s collaborations with producer Quincy Jones and tenure with Arista…

1 min.
the killer and friends serve up a livestream birthday bash

Jerry Lee Lewis has celebrated his 85th birthday with a celebrity-packed livestream. Hosted by actor and comedian John Stamos, the show featured tributes from friends including Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Jones, Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr and former President Bill Clinton, as well as performances by Lee Ann Womack, who sang The Killer’s Middle Age Crazy and Lewis’ sister Linda Gail, who played Boogie Woogie Country Girl. ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons served up his own birthday-themed take on Great Balls Of Fire. The event raised money for World Vision, a Christian organisation working to help communities lift themselves out of poverty.…

1 min.

Rockin’ Race Jamboree 4-7 February 2021 FEATURING Reverend Horton Heat, Wayne Hancock, Hacienda Brothers, Clint Bradley, The Surfrajettes LOCATION Torremolinos, Spain BOOKING rockinrace.com Why Don’t You Just Rock #2 26-27 March 2021 FEATURING The Jets, The Rockats, Polecats, The Ricochets, The Quakes, Levi Dexter, Colbert Hamilton & The Nitros LOCATION Rubery Social Club, Birmingham BOOKING eventbrite.co.uk Hemsby 7-10 May 2021 FEATURING Scotty Baker, Marcel Riesco, Charlie Feathers Jr, Restless, The Jets, Darrel Higham and the Enforcers LOCATION Hemsby, Norfolk BOOKING hemsbyrocknroll.co.uk The Rockabilly Knock Out! 8 May 2021 FEATURING Reverend Horton Heat, Delta Bombers, Dylan Kirk and the Killers, The Deadshots LOCATION The Passenger Shed, Bristol BOOKING eventbrite.co.uk The Hangar Stomp! Weekender 14-16 May 2021 FEATURING Roy Dee and the Spitfires, Miss Mary Ann & The Ragtime Wranglers, The Hayriders, Sonny West, Restless, The Bluecats, Polecats, The Doel Brothers, The Bullets LOCATION Hangar 42, Bruntingthorpe, Leicester BOOKING eventbrite.co.uk…