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Marty Wilde’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Party, Devon & Cornwall October 2012.

Sally with Roger Newell
Roger Newell, bass guitarist of The Wildcats (pictured with Sally), who toured with Rick Wakeman in the 70′s and famously played the Wal Triple Neck bass – which he could have bought then for £1,000!
Marty Wilde
Marty Wilde (now in his 55th year in showbusiness!) pictured with my Guyatone LG50 (Star EG 80) which is effectively the same instrument as his first electric guitar, an Antoria bought in about 1958 and used till 1960 when he bought a Fender Strat, which is now on display at the O2 Arena, London.
Roger Newell
Roger Newell of The Wildcats pictured with my Single Cutaway Supersound Bass. His verdict? Wait for his report in the online magazine Musicradar!
Roger Newell & Mike Berry
“Now this is what you do…” Is Roger Newell giving Mike Berry some guitar tuition? Surely not! After all Mike Berry bought his first electric, a Fender strat, over 40 years ago!!!
Mike Berry
Mike Berry live on stage with my Guyatone LG50? Oh all right, I admit it, it was during the soundcheck! But who was Guy Mackenzie mistaken for by autograph hunters at the stage door? Why, Mike Berry, of course!
Sally with Nik Lennard and Eddie Allen
The Wildcats keyboardist Nik Lennard and guitarist Eddie Allen, who is also the Fender Corporation’s European Demonstrator and Product Guru, pictured with Sally.

And finally…special mentions must go to Eden Kane, every bit as good as he was in the early 60′s, also to Roxanne Wilde (younger sister of Kim Wilde and daughter of Marty Wilde) who has the star combination of
an amazing voice and a winning smile! And The Wildcats’ Neville Marten (guitarist/guitar journalist/producer) also drummer Neil Robinson (great solo on “Diamonds”!).

Marty Wilde’s Rock ‘n’ roll Party? My verdict – Don’t miss it!

See an interview of Roger Newell by Guy Mackenzie on Youtube »

Mike Berry interviewed by Guy Mackenzie on Youtube »

The Wildcat’s guitarist Neville Marten interviewed by Guy Mackenzie on Youtube »

Eddie Allen, guitarist with Marty Wilde’s Wildcats, interviewed by Guy Mackenzie on Youtube »

Posted in Marty Wilde and the Wildcats, Mike Berry, Roger Newell

born to rock ‘n’ roll show, torquay, 28th october 2010

Meeting Roger Newell (ex-Rick Wakeman) who I last gigged with in the 70s - now a long standing member of the Wildcats, definitely one of the finest bands on the UK circuit!
Meeting Roger Newell (ex-Rick Wakeman) who I last gigged with in the 70s – now a long standing member of the Wildcats, definitely one of the finest bands on the UK circuit! See an interview with Roger on Youtube »
Guy Mackenzie with Jet Harris, founder member of the Shadows (Drifters)
Guy Mackenzie with Jet Harris, founder member of the Shadows (Drifters), asking him if he’d ever used a Supersound or knew Alan Wootton. Jet’s first electric bass was a Framus Star bass, identical to the example branded “Besson”, in my Collection!

Jet Harris (6th July 1939 – 18th March 2011), probably the UK’s first bass guitarist, a delightful and gentle person and I’m just glad I finally got to meet him. And his music will live on..

Posted in Jet Harris, Rick Wakeman, Roger Newell, The Shadows, The Wildcats