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; and here we come at last to the genesis of Nirvana:
“I entered the cafe one afternoon and saw Gene Latter, Jack Hammer and John Christian Dee sitting at a table. What a win-treble they made. Dave Preston, John Banks and Johnnie Gus from the Merseybeats were messing around with a couple of girls who worked in Carnaby Street, and Roger Bolton, who was the manager at Kassner Music was sitting at a table with Alex and his writing partner Ray Singer. Roger introduced us and that was it. Alex and I struck up an instant rapport. He was a piano player with jazz roots and a brilliant sense of melody and was attracted to the idea of putting together a band. He started writing and recording some demos with Ray Singer, also at Kassners. Our background of Greek and Celt established an unexplainable [sic] awareness of situations that exist between us to this day. Nirvana was born out of this contrast and within weeks we had secured our releases from the “Kassner straight-jacket” and started rehearsals with the original line-up of the band.”