Even so, boring as it was, I did quite enjoy it. I'd taken a liking to the guitar, for some reason, although my dad used to play the violin when he was younger.
There was a lad in our class called John Pick, who had some sort of skiffle group going in the Chaddesden area. I joined up with them. One of the lads had a big, white, homemade guitar which I was most impressed with.
We even had a tea chest bass. We had a couple of gigs at the local youth club, all acoustic, and that was about it it just fizzled out, so I was band less.
Paul Rope and Pat Broderick. No drummer. They were male nurses at the Pastures Hill Hospital, Nike Shoes Lebron 13
"They must be good if they have business cards," I thought. Not too long after that, they were advertising for a guitar player, so I applied and got the job.
Nevertheless, I managed it. Paul got me fixed up with some electrification a pick up so then I had to get myself an amplifier.
my record player into it as I only had a record deck with no speakers. Not like those Dansette players that most folks had in those days. It worked good, plenty of bass and treble.
Wow! That was something else. We'd never heard anything like that before. It was so different to that other rubbish this was real music. All this got me more interested in playing.
While at Bemrose, I saw my first live band, The Skyliners. They included the Sleigh twins, Click (Cliff) and his brother, Den. They were Bemrose lads as well and they were allowed to play on our school stage, which was where I saw them. I don't know how they managed to swing that one.
Rod was a classmate of mine at Shelton Lock School and he had a Spanish guitar which he let me try out. We both later passed our scholarship exams and went to Bemrose Grammar School.
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At home, I used to plug the bare wires of the lead into the back of our old wireless, but now I needed a real amp.
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The first time I ever played one was at Rod Gardener's home, in Rockhouse Road, off Boulton Lane, near to where I lived. At the time, I failed to see the significance of the name of the road, as rock 'n' roll didn't exist then.
Around that time, a new musical sound had suddenly hit the airwaves, namely Rock Around The Clock, by an American outfit called Bill Haley and the Comets.
I FIRST started to become interested in music when I was about 11 or 12, around 1953. Music then, in the early 1950s, was pretty mundane and boring, I thought just ballads and orchestral stuff. Nothing to get very excited about, although we didn't know of anything different at that time.
One time, sitting there in the chair, I spied a business card stuck on the mirror advertising the Blue Dominoes, another skiffle group.
a most awkward place to access, being at the far end of Burton Road.
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