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:
“The Teenbeats with “Clare” and I now sharing lead vocals, continued playing weddings and other social occasions that required a group, but I was also making my moves in other directions. “Clare” worked full-time as an electrician and the others also had day-jobs but they were not prepared to give them up and devote everything to making it with music, so I was seeking out new contacts and listening to rhythm and blues and bluebeat, with the intention to leave The Teenbeats and form my own group playing the music I wanted to play.
“Sometime during the spring of 1965, I returned to London with a serious chest infection the result of bohemian low-life in the clublands of Hamburg, Munich, Amsterdam and Stockholm. I had been serving my apprenticeship as a bass player and vocalist with different rhythm and blues groups that included residency stints at both the Star Club and the Paradiso, legendary venues of music and madness. I abused my body for kicks with drink and drugs, and I made up for my cloistered years with the Jesuits and Christian Brothers by losing my virginity as often as I could in a day, in as many perverted and debauched situations I could find. I was having a wild time and the music was the key to the kingdom. In one typical week at the Star Club in Hamburg, I remember opening and closing the show for Duane Eddy, Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, Chris Barber and his Band and The Big Three from Liverpool……and the Reeperbahn was a non-stop orgy in the street outside.”