Sunday, December 26, 2021

BB's LUCKY DIPS #69

 

BB's LUCKY DIPS #69

Lucky Dip's will be a mystery gift to those who choose to pick them up. 


Today's links: MIXED BAG


Stephen's Quote Of The Day:    

"Cliff made Move It, which is a classic rock'n'roll record, in the summer of 1958 - Bruce and I were turning 17 and Cliff was turning 18. Before that there were pretty gruesome attempts at rock'n'roll in Britain, mainly variety acts and cheeky chappies impersonating Americans."      Hank B Marvin


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11 comments:

  1. Watch out for those "cheeky chappies"!!!!!

    "Cliff made Move It, which is a classic rock'n'roll record, in the summer of 1958 - Bruce and I were turning 17 and Cliff was turning 18. Before that there were pretty gruesome attempts at rock'n'roll in Britain, mainly variety acts and cheeky chappies impersonating Americans."
    Hank B Marvin

    Cheers

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    1. What a lot of 'Cods' as those 'cheeky chappies' might say. Celebrities say the most silly things. I suppose Hank in his dotage, poor dear, has forgotten making Summer Holiday, The Young Ones and a host of other low cost variety movies with 'cheeky chappies' such as Melvin Hayes and comediennes such as Una Stubbs?

      'Move It, Apache and a few others were rock classics' but lets not forget that Cliff and the Drifters were promoted by Norrie Paramour and the EMI machine, delivered up, Living Doll, Bachelor Boy, Travellin Light, The Minute You're Gone, Constantly amongst many other MOR pop songs, did Eurovision three times between them and hosted their own TV variety show. Its hardly Gene Vincent or Jerry Lee in their prime.

      The reality is Tommy Steele (the most notable of those prior cheeky chappies) became a far more accomplished actor and entertainer than Cliff would ever be (an ancient 20 year old when he had his first rock n' roll hit and a proper Cockney to boot unlike Cliff!).

      PS And Cliff wasn't impersonating Elvis on Move It (curled lip n'all) was he?

      Apologies but its gets my goat when celebrities rewrite history to make themselves sound better than they actually were

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    2. Hi Anona Mause,
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and insights. Appreciated.

      Cheers.

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  2. Great surprise, my friend. Best wishes.

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    1. Thanks juan manuel muñoz,
      Nice of you to say.
      Stay safe.

      Cheers.

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    1. You're welcome lemonflag.
      Have a great day.

      Cheers.

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  4. I don't want to be like this...brings back some old memories
    I so enjoy your love of all good music
    regardless of geography or genre

    Thanks Butterboy and wishing you a great 2022!

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    1. Thanks OldDJ.
      Music can unite us all.
      Glad you hear you are enjoying these memories.

      Cheers.

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    2. Enjoy the week ahead as we enter the new year. Stay safe and enjoy all you do.

      Cheers.

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