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A LIFE IN ROCK’N’ROLL

This month, Vince finds himself in an older woman’s sights, as he accepts an invitation to a very unusual dinner party…
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Having been in showbiz now for over 62 years I can honestly say that I’ve been blessed with many wonderful friendships from all walks of life, and because of the many amazing experiences we’ve shared I’ve endeavoured not to take life too seriously. A good example of trying to stay grounded was when my good pal Michael Cox, No.1 hit recorder of Angela Jones, and I were appearing for a summer season in the Isle Of Man. When on tour it was girls, girls, girls, and we were so lucky as they were chasing us. We were the envy of many, yet we knew it could end as quickly as it started.

WHEN DANNY RIVERS, Michael and I worked together we would often car share and hang out together so our agent/promoter George Cooper referred to us affectionately as “The Three Musketeers”. It was our camaraderie both on and offthe stage that was to lead to us deciding that it would be a great idea to rent a property together for the duration of our Manx season. With our only stipulation being that it should have three bedrooms, we contacted a Douglas property-letting agent and they promised to get back to us. Eventually they did and the only suitable property they could offer us in our price range was described as being a bungalow situated 12 miles from Douglas on the Isle Of Man TT motorcycle course.

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About Vintage Rock

In this issue of Vintage Rock we reveal our definitive Top 100 Rockabilly Tracks from classics of the genre through to lesser-known gems in the catalogue. With Halloween upon us, this issue we brush aside the cobwebs to step inside the spooky world of ghoul-rock pioneer Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and David West navigates his way through the zombie-loving ranks of Psychobilly with the help of The Sharks' frontman Alan Wilson and Dutch psychobilly giants Batmobile. 60 years on from it's release, Randy Fox investigates this month's classic album, Bo Diddley's big-selling second offering Go Bo Diddley, we hear from 21st century roots rockers The Delta Bombers who discuss their new material, and David Burke looks into the fascinating story of Hank Ballard, the rhythm and blues mastermind behind The Twist. Much more inside too, including the Jive Aces' Summertime Swing live, news – including an upcoming Netflix animation with Elvis cast as a spy, and all of the latest music reviewed! Enjoy the issue!