She probably had some type of flag and probably told them when they were lining up that when she raised it 'to get ready' she would take the pic in 5 seconds and when she lowered it the pic would be taken, or something to that effect. A lot of the guys were probably jammering on and didn't even notice.
Formed in 1961 The Dennisons were a five-piece group, who quickly gained the attention of Bob Wooler. They had a clean-cut image, and as I remember, they were always "suited and booted" when playing at the Cavern. They turned fully pro in 1963, and were signed to Decca. They played on the acclaimed "Live at the Cavern" compilation....
Their best known number was their cover of "Walking the Dog" which climbed to n0 36 in the hit parade. That was their peak of national success. In about 1966 Colin Areety took the vocal spot, and, after the group dissolved he became a very prominent singer on the local cabaret scene.
Manfred Kuhlman has compiled two massive texts, collecting virtually all groups known to be playing Merseybeat. Beat Waves 'Cross the Mersey and Some Other Guys together comprise a comprehensive history of the hundreds of groups playing on the scene. "Some Other Guys" also includes groups from other areas that regularly played on the Liverpool clubs, as well as a selection of foriegn bands, who, jumping on the bandwagon, put "Mersey" in their names. The sheer amount of information, together with rare photos, and contemporary posters, business cards and adverts make Manfred's books an invaluable reference.
Spencer Leigh is, of course, the most authoratative historian of the Liverpool scene, and his Twist and Shout presents an overview of the era, with numerous quotes from musiciand, promoters and fans. Covering both Liverpool and Hamburg, the book is a delight.
Dammit!!! I just can't get everything! Arrgghh. (cough) I guess I should read the Swan's book when it comes out. Support local talent. But Twist and Shout sounds like a good one to have. Old Swanrory must be fidgeting in his chair dying to add to the thread. Hurry up July!!!
Friend: My favorite Beatles song is Band On The Run.
Me: It's not a Beatles song.
Friend: Wot! That guy, that guy, Paul McCartney sings it right?
Friend: Alright! That one is my favorite Beatle song.
I went to watch The Hideaways at the Cavern last Sunday. Man they are amazing. Even more so when you consider they do not play as a band anymore. Just incredible. How the hell did they not make it big is beyond me?
Beryl Marsden was on as well. As per - she was amazing.
Post by Fiendish Thingy on Apr 20, 2017 10:09:07 GMT
Great photo Brewmaster. It's interesting to see the hairstyles of the lads at the front. The younger ones had their 'Beatle' cuts and the slightly older ones had a kind of 'Gene Vincent' thing going on! Happy days.
Unfortunately, Hessy's is closed down now but here's a reminder of what it was all about:
I was curious if anyone had this book yet by Mark Lewisohn? I've seen prices for it from $65 all the way up to $175! Wondering if it was worth it?
It seems all Mark Lewisohn's books get the 5 star reviews. After i finally finish Tune in i'll probably got the The Complete recording sessions. What a job Mark Lewisohn has , just finding out even more facts on The Beatles.
Thought I would revive this GREAT thread with a video of a guitarist that was there in the beginning and is still there now! Ray Ennis of the Swingin' Blue Jenes. In fact George got his Hofner Club 40 in a trade with Ray way back in '59!!