What’s your first sheet music book?

post suggested by Paul Austin

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Geoff Peckham…  had the Beatles song book too but the price on it was something like 19/6. Strawberry Fields wasn’t my first sheet music piece, but significant today as I’m going to play it at last tonight with Factrio!

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David Miller… I used to have a lot of those “Learn to play Beatle songs on guitar” books from back in the 60’s when I was doing just that. Although they’ve gone the way of all things I do have, just for you Fab Fans to scream over, a 1963 fan club souvenir book/magazine filled with pics and intereviews with the lads – it is so of that time, early 60’s – it’s such a blast. On a related note, in the 90’s I went to a BeatleFest in Chicago where Astrid Kirchherr (Klaus Voorman and the Stuart Sutcliffe’s girlfriend and excellent photographer who hung out with took all those great Hamburg photo’s of the pre-fab Fabs) was talking and promoting her new photo collection book. I went to the ‘meet and signing’ event later and brought her this book to sign. The promoters didn’t want to let me bring it to her for that but I wasn’t having any of that and did anyway. She took time out for a while and went through it looking at all the pictures in detail and just revisited that time, saying how young and (relatively) innocent they all were back then. It was a lovely little visit, she did sign this book and – I got hang with someone who loved a Beatle, was loved by The Beatles, such a big part of their history and, whats more, is a very fine artist in her own right. For someone as steeped in Beatle history as what I am, this was very poignant and special indeed. I’m going to go scream now…..

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Salvation Sunday – Heart In Motion

“Heart In Motion” was Salvation Sunday’s second single for Polydor. Music producer was Ed Stasium (Ramones, Julian Cope), the promo video was shot in Feb. 1987 in a film studio in Middlesex, UK on 16mm film, much of it using “stop-frame animation” which basically meant each 1/24 second was shot like a still frame on a normal camera – like “Wallis and Gromit” except with real people – it took all day! This technique was, and still is, very unusual for a pop video due to it’s complexity. It was directed by Nick Brandt (Michael Jackson – Earth song, Stranger in Moscow etc).

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Vocals – Joanne Winterbottom
Song, Guitar & B/V’s – Stephen Winterbottom
Lead Guitar & B/V’s – Marvin Naylor
Keyboards – Mingo (Robert Talbot)
Bass Guitar – Martyn Baker
Drums & Percussion – David Rowley

Phil Gil commented …..Nice – very empty and understated and it works. Everything to a minimum and implied, which leaves a lot of room for the song to to breathe, but the groove’s still there. And now I can’t get it out of my head

Jackie Bond – ‘Let The Good Times Roll’ rock ‘n’ roll Radio Show


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Let The Good Times Roll is a fortnightly show on Cambridge 105,the community radio station for the City of Cambridge.Jackie Bond presents the best rock ‘n’ roll,rockabilly.doo wop and rhythm and blues from the 1950’s and artists who are keeping this great music alive to-day.Also featured are soundbites fro the stars and free valuations of your vinyl 45 rpm golden oldie.Let The Good Times roll is on every other Monday at 7pm

Dr Feelgood – White Rock Theatre Fri 11th Oct 2013

Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970’s, Dr Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world, with a string of hit singles including Milk and Alcohol, Roxette, Back in the Night, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator.
The current line up features the rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass, both 29 years in the band and Steve Walwyn on guitar who has been with the band for 23 years.

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