The American Rock n Roll Invasion of England in the 1960’s

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Welcome back to Alexander’s RBS page, (for Rock, Blues & Soul.) RBS will bring you each week a progressive variety of on-going, interesting topics, based on the American and English music scenes starting in early 50’s & 60’s, such as the bands & groups and the different forms of great music such as Rock, Blues and Soul. Then working our way up to day’s music, while passing through several musical style changes.

For this second RBS we continue the story and factual history of the early days of several early American Bands going to England for their first time where Teenagers were dying to hear these new bands play their versions of US Rock & Roll.

Eddie Cochran

Touring England in the second wave from America was Eddie Cochran. Cochran toured England during January of 1960, and again in April of 1960. Eddie Cochran was a young twenty year old who blossomed into overnight stardom. He was a close friend of Gene Vincent and the two toured together sometimes, while also performing on the same bills with English performers Billy Fury and Joey Brown. Eddie was a handsome, active performer with a good voice and quickly developed his fan base, while also making several records. Unfortunately he had one of the shortest famespans, as he was accidently killed in a car crash. The taxi he was travelling in on his way to the London airport had a serious, fatal crash in that same year of 1960. RIP Eddie.

 

Little Richard;

The Fabulous Little Richard toured England through October of 1962. Little Richard was for most of his performing life a very extroverted and entertaining musician. He was talented and zany, and often unpredictable, but always so much fun to watch. He had so much energy and in my opinion left Jerry Lee Lewis, his closest competitor, in his shadows. Richard went through different trends such as the well-publicized time while on tour in Australia he declared he was giving up his musical career and turning to God. Then demonstrably he took off his many gold and diamond rings and to everyone’s surprise and shock, dramatically threw them into the sea in front of everyone. Different news stories placed him either aboard ship in Sydney harbor, or standing on the Sydney Harbor Bridge at the time. He has made many records and attended many award ceremonies and received many of his own awards. Richards has stayed in in relatively good health and is still a very popular celebrity in the music business. Not so well known is that Richard keeps himself very instrumental in helping other musicians to become famous such as Jimmy Hendrix. Hendrix, it is believed, had been in Richard’s band for almost two years before he broke out on his own.

 

  • Charles Baht Esquire.

    So we all know the lazy drunkard Fat slob English can’t sing and never had any talented rock n roll bands The only musical attributes they have are out of tune slobbering spitting over each other at the beer bar singing football anthems but what’s this news story got to do with Pattaya and the price of tea in China ?

    • taff

      I do believe the words rock n roll had nothing to do with music to start off, but were of a sexual matter, they were used by the black Americans in the south on plantations and were used to suggest bom bom, ‘Lets Rock n Roll Baby’ so it could be on par with what goes on in Pattaya.

      • Charles Baht Esquire.

        what an imagination to compare Great American Rock n Roll with Pattaya your halfwit explanation is a result of destroyed brain cells by massive amounts of cheap charlie daily chang beers and puffing your LM cigarettes all day , evening and night until you pass out over the beer bar floor get a social life you Bozo .

        • jeffers

          There is something wrong with you

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            another poor old fat slob pom that can’t handle the facts and truth .

          • jeffers

            Wow you really are not a nice person. All insults. Try looking in the mirror you won’t like what you see

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            i just stating a true account of you moron wife beating drunkard fat slob Poms oh! did i leave some insults out

        • taff

          A very poor response Esqueer, probably because it’s something you know nothing about, so you just throw in insults, you know you can’t wind me up, you don’t have the brain for that, now me I get to you and you can’t stand that, maybe if you had ever had any friends you could have learned something off them, is it true that when you were young even your imaginary friend didn’t want anything to do with you, by the way I don’t smoke never have and I drink singha beer cheers.

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            you need winding up ya silly old fart all you’ll end up going stale like your brain cell dead lame pommy brain everybody knows you jibbering speech slurring mumbling Poms can’t sing and never have the only musical talent you meat head poms have is when you get rolling slobbering drunk you start singing out of tunes football songs and Tom Jones green green grass of home .

    • Seymour Butts

      What about The Beatles, Big Mac muncher?

      • Charles Baht Esquire.

        look pommy pork pie Muncher fat slob the so call idiot drug addict and layabout Beatles were never hear off outside of your little rock Island of England that’s why American rock n roll is number one all over the world and the Island of England .

  • Tony Akhurst

    more rubbish to read,.

    • Charles Baht Esquire.

      Mere facts

    • Guest is the Best

      NO one is forcing you to read it but you can always get your daily Pattaya LB and tunnel stories from other places you ungrateful slob

      • Charles Baht Esquire.

        Very Correct nobody had a gun pointed to the fat lazy poms head and forced him to read it .

        • Tony Akhurst

          you pair are just a bunch of w/kers

          • Pest are guestToo

            Hey Toni A$$hurst, you strike me as someone with the personality of a toad. please go croak somewhere

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            did someone put a gun to your boof fat ugly head to read this

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            What’s a w/ker ? Walkers ?

  • Ken Anderson

    Who cares what crap came from America 50 years ago. What people should be more concerned of is what is happening now, with all the crappy junk food that comes from there and is slowly killing those that eat it.

    • Charles Baht Esquire.

      I wish it would hurry up and snuff you ya big fat cholesterol choking double whoppa cheese burger munching slob pom

    • Guest

      What about all those deep fried stuff you Brits stuff in those big, toothless loud mouths of yours, is that healthy? Or the bad cow meat you irresponsible, incompetent morons were exporting during the 90s? Healthy, delicious food is found in Europe but you have to go to the Continent for that…

      • Charles Baht Esquire.

        I don’t even trust these fish n chip munching cholesterol choking old cheap charlie Chang drunkards Poms to make a honest nutritional healthy Rhubarb pie and these fat barge asz slob Poms have the audacity to criticise good healthy American food .

  • amazingthailand

    Who the f cares about these cochran vincent blackie richard lewis thing and others. Its just naive primitive noise.

    • Guest

      What’s wrong with you Jean Pierre? You are frustrated cause you cannot post your daily template comment with the words “wasteland” , “RFD” or “monkeys” you stupid waste of space?
      If you have no interest in Rock’n Roll why did you even bother to read the article (the title was explicit enough even for a dumbo like you to guess what it would be about) ?

      • amazingthailand

        Put your spectacles on ducon:”outworn rfd”! I m loyal to my favorites

    • soidog

      The lyric ‘a wop bop a loo lop a wop bam boom’ is it French or something?

      • amazingthailand

        No, its noise that absolutely would have fit in the jungle book

        • soidog

          Maybe it’s his Thai BG’s name….

  • kim

    Come on PON There must be a LB Story to Report on!!

    • Guest

      Ask Jack La Motta to tell you what he did last night and you will have your sleazy ladyboy story

  • kim

    This site is going down hill fast, When it first started is was full of everyday pattaya going ons
    Like Real jumpers,Shootings,LB Bar raids,High Performance Bike crashes, sunee plaza raids,
    jetski crashes bar girl fights, Farang fights, Now some story about rock n roll
    HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED!!!

    • Guest is the Best Pest

      Are you going to cry? If you and La Puta love LBs so much go to BR and see them in person, no need to read the stories about them. You losers are too much on this site, always complaining about everything.

    • amazingthailand

      Yeah and keystones collecting tea money and the floodings and the chinees necklace stolen and the delayed tunnel opening and and and the real stuff we like about sin city. My guess they ran out of journalists.