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Rock ‘n’ Roll Charity Concert Featuring Charlie Gracie, Wednesday 12th November 2014

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Concert footage is also available on the Guitar Collection YouTube Channel:

The Ron Barrett Trio with Charlie Gracie practice before the show
The Ron Barrett Trio with Charlie Gracie practice before the show.
Charlie Gracie
Charlie Gracie Live at the Godolphin Club 57 years after his first visit to Cornwall!
Charlie Gracie with the Ron Barrett Trio
Charlie Gracie and his band…the Ron Barrett Trio!
Charlie Gracie and the Ron Barrett Trio at the Sound Check
Charlie Gracie and the Ron Barrett Trio at the soundcheck.
No Apologies
No Apologies Opened the show with some great acapello numbers from the 50s, 60s and earlier still!
The Pistoleros
The Pistoleros closed the first half with their versions of R n R and 60s standards.
The Ron Barrett Trio
The Ron Barrett Trio opened the second half and had originally planned to do 4 numbers but, with time pressing, just did one.
Guy Mackenzie at the Drum Kit
Guy Mackenzie and my Mapex Meridian drum kit.
A Shot of the Dancefloor
The gig was sellout and raised over £2,000 for the Cornwall Air ambulance Trust Charity! Some great dancing too!
Freddy  Zapp with the Winner of the Guitar Auction
Apart from a raffle there was an auction for a guitar specially built, at no charge, by my friend Trevor Williamson and signed by Charlie Gracie. The auctioneer was Matt Shepherd of BBC Southwest and the winner is pictured with legendary Cornish DJ Freddy Zapp who compered the show. It was a great evening!
Setlist for the evening signed by Charlie Gracie
Setlist for the evening signed by Charlie Gracie.
Charlie Gracie Charity Concert 2014 Financial Statement
Charlie Gracie Charity Concert 2014 Financial Statement
Posted in Charlie Gracie, No Apologies, Ron Barrett, The Pistoleros

Swinging Blue Jeans and Hermans Hermits, Truro Wednesday 5th November 2014

The Swinging Blue Jeans Pictured with Guy Mackenzie
The Swinging Blue Jeans pictured with Guy Mackenzie. And it was great to see Alan Lovell, Pete Oakman and the band during their very busy touring schedule – also to have a chat with drummer Graham Hollingsworth prior to my gig with Charlie Gracie!
Sally Pictured with Hermans Hermits
Sally pictured with Hermans Hermits, another very sucessful band, who are still touring throughout the world!
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Charlie Gracie Interviewed by BBC Southwest

Charlie Gracie interview on BBC Radio Cornwall Charlie Gracie interview on BBC Radio Cornwall (32MB file)

Charlie Gracie interviewed by Matt Shepherd of BBC Southwest and first aired on legendary dj Freddy Zapp’s “Saturday Morning Juke Box” on BBC Radio Cornwall.

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The Blockheads and the Spellkasters at the Guildhall, St Ives Sunday 11th May 2014

The Blockheads Onstage
The Blockheads topped the bill in the Blues Festival replacing the legendary and very brave Wilko Johnson!
Kc Johnson with the Blockheads
Kc Johnson meets the band after the show!
Kc Johnson with Norman Watt Roy
Getting to know you! 2 great bass players… Norman Watt Roy and Kc Johnson after the show!
The Spellkasters
The Spellkasters (in the 1990s their rhythm section played for 5 years with Mick Green as “the Pirates”!) created mayhem reminiscent of the great man himself (Mick Green), Dr. Feelgood and Wilko Johnson.
Finally my own personal mention must go to the band Albany Down and their sensational drummer… Donna Peters! Now why wouldn’t Kc Johnson let me speak to her after the show?? Donna Peters of Albany Down
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Linda Gail Lewis and John Leyton at the Polish Club, Amersham on Saturday 15th April 2014

John Leyton at the Polish Club
John Leyton definitely back to his best and the great Ray Royal on Drums.
John Leyton and the Flames
John Leyton backed by leading rock ‘n’ roll Band The Flames
Linda Gail Lewis with Some Like it Hot
The sensational … Linda Gail Lewis (little sister of Jerry Lee Lewis) live on stage and backed by rockabilly band Some Like it Hot.
Linda Gail Lewis with Guy Mackenzie
Linda Gail Lewis the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Guy Mackenzie talking music and life!
Posted in John Leyton, Linda Gail Lewis