Did you know that Elvis was a blonde? He started dying his hair back in about 1955. If only I had thought of doing that – I might now be famous. As it is, here I am running a 50’s night at the 6 Bells Folk & Blues Club. You will never hear my dulcet tones issuing from your radiogram.
The picture shows me in the 50's, I was cute then - it is great to see that I have hardly changed.
Remember the 50’s? Happily, most of us did and actually it was good to hear about what people liked and disliked about that era. We were treated to some interesting tales but none could compete with Mike’s story of his local chip shop owner falling into the deep fat fryer as the Coronation coach went past. Ah! Happy days.
The 50’s must have struck a chord because the evening was very well attended. So, pop pickers here is a quick sample of the Six Bells 50’s Hit Parade.......
Only 16 - Oh Donna – That’s what they say - When Luther played the boogie woogie - Tennessee flat top box - I forgot to remember to forget - Bye Bye Love - Twilight time - The Great Pretender - 20 flight rock - Learning the game - 1958 - Johnny B. Good - Tell Old Bill – I’m a Gamblin’ Man - Summertime Blues – We will all go together when we go – Frying the Governor tonight - The sky is crying - Baby what’s wrong - Kay sera sera - Till there was you - Fly me to the moon - Tennessee waltz – Running Bear and little White Dove – Mac the knife.
There are a few I missed and for that I apologise, but from the above you get the sense that just about everybody had decided to sing something from the 50’s. If I can’t remember all the tunes you must make allowances, after all I was born in the 50’s!
It was nice to see Danny, Stuart, Ted, George and Glyn, you may be infrequent visitors but you are all very welcome. The rest of the evening consisted of the usual suspects Chris Liddiard, Chris Martin, Mike, Ella, John, Clive, Helga and myself.
Folk Clubs are partly about the music but mostly about people. It depends upon the effort people make as to whether of not an evening is a success. This was a good effort everybody. So as Ella’s Dad might have said “In a while crocodile”.
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