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swinging blue jeans from 1st june 2010

A great new line up featuring Alan Lovell and Pete Oakman who played with the original group,the Swinging Blue Jeans,for many years prior to Ray Ennis's retirement are joined by Jeff Bannister ex-John Barry Seven, Billy Fury, Marty Wilde, Gerry Rafferty, Ronnie Lane, Rockin' Horse etc and Graham Hollingsworth ex Chuck Berry, The Supremes, The Drifters, Billy Paul, Val Doonican (?), Cliff Richard! And the same great sound ...
A great new line up featuring Alan Lovell and Pete Oakman who played with the original group,the Swinging Blue Jeans,for many years prior to Ray Ennis’s retirement are joined by Jeff Bannister ex-John Barry Seven, Billy Fury, Marty Wilde, Gerry Rafferty, Ronnie Lane, Rockin’ Horse etc and Graham Hollingsworth ex Chuck Berry, The Supremes, The Drifters, Billy Paul, Val Doonican (?), Cliff Richard! And the same great sound …
Founder member, Ray Ennis, retired on 31st May 2010 after 53 years!
Founder member, Ray Ennis, retired on 31st May 2010 after 53 years!

Don't make me over Don’t Make Me Over (2.7MB file)

Hippy Hippy Shake Hippy Hippy Shake (1.7MB file)

Posted in Alan Lovell, Jeff Bannister, Pete Oakman, Ray Ennis, Swinging Blue Jeans

swinging blue jeans, prideaux place, friday 19th june 2009

A stunning venue, a "full house" and the SBJs (formed in 1959) - (even) better than ever!
A stunning venue, a “full house” and the SBJs (formed in 1959) – (even) better than ever!
Alan Lovell with his "new" early Watkins Rapier, stunning, immaculate and in original condition!
Alan Lovell with his “new” early Watkins Rapier, stunning, immaculate and in original condition!
Founder member Ray Ennis and his 80s 335 - his first one was stolen in 1966!
Founder member Ray Ennis and his 80s 335 – his first one was stolen in 1966!
"Bruvver" Peter (A Picture of You) Oakman and Danelectro bass
“Bruvver” Peter (A Picture of You) Oakman and Danelectro bass
For me? Well no, but even a guitar collector can dream!
For me? Well no, but even a guitar collector can dream!
Ray Ennis and the SBJs? Some of the nicest guys you'll ever meet ... even Mrs P. demanded their autographs!
Ray Ennis and the SBJs? Some of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet … even Mrs P. demanded their autographs!
Posted in Alan Lovell, Pete Oakman, Ray Ennis, Swinging Blue Jeans, Watkins Rapier

alan lovell, lead guitarist, swinging blue jeans…

The Limits 1964 Alan, bottom right, with Watkins Rapier and Keith with Alan's Dallas Tuxedo
The Limits 1964 Alan, bottom right, with Watkins Rapier and Keith with Alan’s Dallas Tuxedo
Solid Gold Tour and John Leyton
Solid Gold Tour and John Leyton
Swinging Blue Jeans and Ray Ennis
Swinging Blue Jeans and Ray Ennis
Alan Lovell
Alan Lovell
Posted in Alan Lovell, John Leyton, Ray Ennis, Swinging Blue Jeans, The Limits