Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
Today we again continue with the notes written by Patrick Cambell-Lyons, from where we left off last time:
“We did out first booking two weeks later. It was a wedding reception at a scout hall in Greenford. We had been rehearsing every night and knew six songs, which were “Hello Mary Lou”, “Sea Of Heartbreak”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Johnny B. Goode”, “Sweet Nothin’s” and “Blueberry Hill” and we played each one three times, and improvised “Hound Dog” as the encore. The groom, who was a cockney, kept coming on stage and singing with me, shouting into the microphone “I want to tell my bride how much I fucking love her…this one is for you doll”. They must have liked us. We were paid ten pounds each and we helped ourselves to as much drink and food as we could consume. I returned to see Terry Slater at Marshalls and put a down-payment on a P.A. system. Things were getting serious. I got on really well with Terry and who was to know that nine years later, when we would be living and playing with The Everly Brothers in America, I would send him a demo of my song “Finding It Rough”, written with Chris Thomas, and they would record it and release it on their “Bowling Green” LP. Terry introduced me to Don and Phil a few years later when they were on a British tour. It was a very special feeling to have my song recorded by the heroes I listened to secretly on my radio, under the bedclothes, while everyone else slept in our house, when I was a schoolboy in Ireland……and now here I was face to face with them and they saying “Thank you for the song.””
More next time.