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The Bootleg Sixties - Sight and Sound Show





The Bootleg Sixties - Sight and Sound Show


The boys are back in town! After the resounding success of the 2010 Spring and Autumn tours, The Bootleg Sixties show hits the road again, starting on February 24th 2011.

They're going back to some favourite theatres by popular demand but they're breaking plenty of new ground too, including a five – date debut visit to Scotland!

Here Digger talks to Steve Phypers of The Overtures about their Bootleg Sixties Tour, life and the universe!



The Letter


Digger: Hello Steve.

Steve: Have you had a good Christmas David?

Digger: Um, well... are you like me and you can’t answer any question with a straight yes or no?!

Steve: Well, I’m not a politician.

Digger: It’s not evasive just that the festive season seems to have gone on forever.

Steve: What’s been really remarkable about this Christmas, certainly for me and my wife as we discovered walking through the snow on Christmas day; We looked at each other and agreed it was the first white Christmas we’ve ever shared together alone in a new house. We moved here because we had to because of an idea we had and then we found our house in Hoddesden had a water leak as you know. It’s all in hand now and all the ceilings are being ripped out and so on and it’s a very sad place to go to. It’s much better for me to stop here and let them get on with it.

Digger: Have they sorted out the insurance?

Steve: It’s been done but I did have to get on my knees in tears to tell these people to hurry up. They wouldn’t give me an answer and I had to extract one from them.

Digger: Is it a big insurance company?

Steve: No, not a huge one but I dare say this last cold snap hasn’t done their accounts a great deal of favours. I mean my estimated damage, David, is up to £50,000.

Digger: Wow. They don’t have to have too many of those before it starts to hurt.

Steve: Yes, but that’s why you pay your insurance premium for decades, isn't it? It’s accidental damage.

Digger: The snow and ice had a huge knock-on effect on so many things – travel, business and so on.

Steve: Yes, only today it’s all official that the VAT’s gone up. And people don’t want to have to pay the government more money. Because, really, what happened was that everybody was merrily getting on with their lives and then we were told that the banks that we all trust with our money had all been lending it recklessly to a load of people that can’t pay it back. Now the bottom has fallen out of the economy globally, but guess who’s got to pay? We have.

Digger: Did you see Al Murray? He’s very astute behind that Pub Landlord veneer – and he was saying that we paid to save the banks, we’re paying the interest on the money borrowed, we’re paying for the shortfall that causes service cuts and we’ll pay again to get the country out of the mess with increased taxes, bills and charges. So we’re paying several times over.

Steve: Yes, the more you scrutinise it – not that having some sort of chaotic anarchy is going to help, but you realise that you are being done. We are all being done, when you consider how much money is out there. It’s like my wife – her fairs have gone up a pound a day.

Digger: When I commuted for years it was an inevitable increase every year on the railways and the service never improved.

Steve: No, that’s the thing.

Digger: We’re victims of our ancestors success. We were the first to have a railway infrastructure and we’re having to now live with the fact that it was built 150 years ago or more and it’s getting a bit creaky and has lacked investment.

Steve: I think if you go to India you’ll find that their service may not be more desirable but probably runs better.

Digger: We built that one as well – it’s probably falling apart there too but they seem to be more accepting in countries like that if things are a bit Heath Robinson or 'mañana'.

Steve: I think that’s why people turn to music and comedy and art. They turn to any form of escapism really because they’re disillusioned with the world. I looked at your questions, and I was fascinated by why there’s such an interest in sixties music. To me, it’s very broad and also it’s very narrow. It’s very narrow in the sense that it’s very strong – it’s like the pyramids which have lasted because they’re strong and things last if they’re good, I think. I can imagine a great deal of rap music disappearing into the ether.

Digger: Let’s hope so!

Steve: It should be fronted with a big letter ‘C’.

Digger: I agree. It’s incredible isn’t it?

Steve: It’s infantile. And while there’s a great deal of rhythm in popular music and popular culture and it’s all considered very clever the way they bounce words along and it all rhymes, it’s done in such a banal way in my opinion. There’s no colour in it and it’s dull and repetitive and doesn’t take you anywhere. Music surely has to transport you and not keep you rooted. Then again, I’ve got a whole bunch of younger friends who love the medium of rap and even Den our bass player – his son is a rap writer and he’s creative in the process. When you talk to him you can see why they’re coming from that point of view because they can’t do anything else because they’re young. They appreciate all the music of the ‘old people’ and the generation gap has closed despite the fact that I can’t get on with rap music. I don’t like it because it doesn’t take me anywhere apart from round and round and round listening to someone snarling and saying pretty much the same thing.

Digger: It is repetitive and also you see someone just posing. I know we all pose when we’re young and we all try to join – they’re big joiners, aren’t they, youth? They have to belong to a cult or a sect or a group or a gang or a club or a fashion. They need acceptance.

Steve: It’s all about sub-culture. We came out of the world war and then suddenly you’ve got all these war heroes coming home and you’ve got that generation and then the baby boomer period from the fifties through to the mid-sixties and the advent of the teenager. Full employment and, of course, everything the older generation didn’t take for granted the new generation did and almost resented them for it and of course out of all that comes all this music and asking questions – the John Updike sort of “Why? Why not?” Music was very much a part of that process and it was very creative and very strong and it’s still there.

Digger: The sixties had lots of styles and genres being created at roughly the same time as well.

Steve: Yes, they were all together. You look at Presley doing things to women – you had nothing and then all of a sudden you had a white bloke behaving like a black bloke grinding his groin into the stage. It’s not surprising people going Doo Lally and there’s even footage of women crying at Nazi rallies when Hitler was doing speeches. It’s not really new that people get excited about that sort of thing. His power was oratory and Elvis Presley’s power was hybridising black culture in a white boy.

Digger: These days, it seems as though the modern pop stars are actually the comedians. Have you noticed how comedians become really big for a while and then they go off the boil a little bit. They do huge tours.

Steve: Yes, well comedians are doing stadiums now. I love comedy and I’m fascinated by it but some comedians do it for me – I love Lee Evans and my wife absolutely hates him.

Digger: I’m with your wife. It’s a difficult thing comedy and why one thing works for one person and not another.

Steve: I kind of understand why people don’t like him – it’s slapstick.

Digger: Does she see him, like I do, as a poor man’s Norman Wisdom? It’s predictable and derivative, although all comedy and music as well is derivative.

Steve: Yes. His act hasn’t changed over ten years and it can’t change because he’s stuck. I probably couldn’t watch Lee Evans every five minutes and I probably only watch his performances once every few years. I sit and watch it ands he just tickles me. I discovered Lee Evans back in ’91 I think at The Comedy Store, not expecting much really and it said in Time Out "An energetic and  frenetic performance by Lee Evans – don’t miss it" and went to see it and came out almost in raptures thinking “Wow, that was funny.” And not realising until years later that, of course, it’s Norman Wisdom isn’t it? You look at the stuff Wisdom did at The Palladium and he was really a hard worker. And I think that’s what, coming back to The Bootleg Sixties Tour, it’s all about. As I say to a lot of people when they say “You’re great.” I say “No, the music’s great.” We are the postmen but you have to pay a little care and attention if you want to get it right.  And we constantly try to do better but we can always do better and better but in the end you’ve got to sacrifice. I’ve seen some bands doing sixties music and I don’t get it because, to me, there’s got to be an element of rawness and excitement. And all the people that I know who have seen The Beatles, The Stones and The Who in the sixties. I was in a band with ex-members of The Kinks for a few years in the 80s – John Dalton the bass player, nicknamed Nobby who took over from Peter Quaife for a while and the keyboard player John Gosling who they called The Baptist – a big, big guy. And the guitarist in the band who I didn’t take much notice of at the time because I was a bit of a Punk rocker, was Eddie Phillips of The Creation.

Digger: Wow, we interviewed Eddie quite a few years ago.

Steve: Eddie is just a gentleman, sweet and polite.



Just One Look



Digger: His wife Ruth and he have something that some friends of mine have and that’s that they have been a couple for so long they speak like each other! They use the same phrases and they speak in similar rhythm and musicality.

Steve: She’s a lovely lady Ruth. We used to have a group called The Bullettes and every now and again we had various guests come along – The Argents and the bass player... what was his name?

Digger: Jim Rodford?

Steve: Yes, he used to come now and again so I was working with The Zombies and The Creation and The Kinks, so that was something I started to do after Punk and New Wave.

Digger: Can’t really get higher than that can you?

Steve: Well no. I learned so much – I learned to calm down and to get behind the grove and as Eddie Phillips said to me afterwards, he said “I appreciate you’ve listened to and studied Keith Moon. Now go and study Charlie Watts. There’s a good chap.” And I knew what he meant. He’s always been lovely and we’ve had many a great rock and roll night and brought the house down and it was a great honour and privilege to work with these guys. And John Dalton came to my wedding which was more wonderful.

Digger: What was the impact of the sixties and what is it's legacy?

Steve: The sixties had a huge generation of disillusioned kids coming out of the Teddy Boys and going into the beat generation and then The Beatles came along and everything changed, didn’t it?

Digger: They’ve got a lot to be disillusioned with at the moment and I like the fact that the students are revolting but I’m not too keen on the way they’re doing it.

Steve: No, I’ve lost sympathy with their cause completely because it’s one thing channelling your anger but I felt anger in the seventies and nothing changes and that’s why you have to look at governments and say what has changed. Look at Barack Obama - what has changed there as a result  of a black President? Nothing.

Digger: There was so much excitement and hope to start with him.

Steve: Yes, and it’s just the same. If they had a black, gay President it wouldn’t change anything . The simple matter is they’re all puppets and I think the world is controlled by industrialists and by that kind of world order.

Digger: It’s market forces, isn’t it?

Steve: I think it is and it’s about territory and it’s dangerous out there now. Never mind the cold war. You can’t argue with someone sitting next to you with a rucksack full of explosives saying “I don’t like you lot. Bang!” What can you do?

Digger: We’re so international these days with all the communications and Internet. That’s the other thing the kids have got – so much technology compared to what we had. We’d only one radio station that used to fade in and out every thirty seconds. Now they can access anything that ever existed at the touch of a button.

Steve: We were having dinner the other day, my cousins and myself. They are slightly older than me and there were about twenty of us sitting down having a bit of lunch on Sunday. We were talking about religious education and the fat lot of good it did for any of us because we all hated it. We questioned its relevance and we all became atheists. I’m somebody who supports Christopher Hitchens and…

Digger: Dawkins? He talks so much sense. I love it when he confronts a religious fanatic and just calmly reasons with him logically as the fanatic’s arguments appear more and more ridiculous and extreme.

Steve: Yes, Dawkins because he does make a lot of sense. It’s a huge universe out there and we’re just a small part of it and you think “What’s it all about?” I remember my R.E. teacher writing JOY on the blackboard and I said “What’s this all about?” and she said “We’re going to discuss this very shortly Steve but I want you to tell me what you think joy is when you first wake up in the morning?” And I said “That’s Tony Blackburn.” And I met Tony Blackburn and he was so miserable! He went to a show of ours and he didn’t even introduce himself to us and so we were gutted.

Digger: Having a bad day, was he?

Steve: I think he was having a bad day, bless him.

Digger: I remember he was in the Fairy Liquid ads in the 70s and a young lady asks him to sign her bottle in the supermarket. Well, I went along and saw him at a Radio One charity football match he was playing at and asked him to do the same on my Fairy Bottle and he told me where to go. I thought it was hilarious. I was a cheeky teenager. So I had a similar experience to you. Maybe he was having another bad day.

Steve: I said to the teacher “What does JOY stand for? “ and she said “Jesus first, Others second, Yourself last.” And I thought “That’s not the way I’d line it up, with me it would be YOJ.

Digger: Good for you. I was dragged up a Catholic until the age of fifteen – I didn’t witness any abuse or anything, but I saw so much hypocrisy and blame and guilt. And unfairness. I went to Latin America and the poor villagers were living in shacks with tin roofs but the cemetery had huge marble and gold memorials and the church was overly ornate. The dead were better looked after than the living!

Steve: Science provides proof and I like proof. When I tap a piece of glass, although it’s full of molecules and atoms I can tap it - it’s real. The reason we all believe the world is round is because originally we were told it was round, but we didn’t know it was round until Apollo 8 took those photos in deep space and looked back at the earth.  Lovell and Anders and Borman. Then you look at Brian Cox’s programme just on over Christmas – The Wonders Of The Solar System and wow, it’s just incredible. And one thing I never got a straight answer to from our R.E. teacher was - if Jesus can heal a blind person then why doesn’t he heal blindness? Why stop there mate?

Digger: Because people have to have a cross to bear, they will say!

Steve: Yes, we were created sick and commanded by this power.



Digger: We were also created with original sin which I always thought was rather unfair and unforgiving.

Steve: No, it isn’t fair – we didn’t ask to be born and we were born with failings. Out of this super failure comes music and as we just agreed upon, the current music is electronic rap – dull, dull, dull music and our generation just hit a wall with that. That’s why people say “There’s a Bootleg Sixties Tour. Let’s go and see that. Let’s have a bit of fun and some good music.” And that’s hopefully what we put across David.

Digger: Can you give us an idea of your play list?

Steve: Well, this time round we’re doing more medleys. Because what we were concerned about was that we would spend five or six minutes doing  a song or two when if we did some good medleys then we could get in a lot more artists. Generally it kicks off with The Beatles. We have now included Presley because people complained “How can you have a sixties show without him?” So there will be some Presley in there this time. We are going to have a nice little touch with Elvis Presley and I won’t say anything more. He’s going to be part of the medley, but he’s actually going to be there and it will be a weird and ghostly experience. We’ll be bringing Elvis to every theatre that we do on the tour and we’ve got about 35 dates.

Digger: I Know you’ve got The Hollies, The Kinks, The Animals, The Stones, The Manfreds, The Who.

Steve: Yes, all the big guns. And a lot of the other bands as well that you don’t immediately go “Oh!” to. We’ve got The Fortunes medley where we have The Fortunes, The Nashville Teens, The Zombies and The Yardbirds. There are a few bands that we decided not to put in like The Applejacks or there’s a Scottish band called The Poets – I love them. Or The Mighty Avengers. I think the song was a Jagger/Richards composition called So Much In Love and it came out on Decca. The Mighty Avengers do such a great version of this song but it sounds like it could be The La’s and Lee Mavers singing it. There was another band – they did a song that was only one minute and 57 seconds and they were called Just Four Men and the song was called Things Will Never Be The Same – a great little beat combo recorded at Abbey Road, allegedly, for Parlophone. They went on to become Wimple Winch. Their lead singer had a Greek name.

Digger: I wonder if that might have been anything to do with Aphrodite’s Child? That band included Demis Roussos. They had a hit with Rain And Tears and then split and Demis had his big career in the seventies.

Steve: I don’t know. I never thought about that. A lot of these sixties bands did all that stuff before seventies success.

Digger: Yes, most of the people who we think of as seventies stars did their apprenticeships in the sixties. David Jones, Reg Dwight, Ambrose Slade, Paul Gadd, Marc Feld –all trying to do stuff but they didn’t hit until the early seventies. I interviewed Kiki Dee recently and I really had no idea of what she’d done in the sixties. But Fontana are releasing all of her sixties catalogue this year and I’m really looking forward to that. I would really recommend listening to that if you haven’t – there’s a few performances on Youtube and there’s some fantastic stuff there.

Steve: I will, I’ll just dive in.

Digger:  There’s a clip from a film she was in with The Small Faces and she does a track called Small Town.  She also does a version of Tammi Lynn’s I’m Gonna Run Away From You called Why Don’t I Run Away From You. Because she was signed to Tamla, of course. There’s some great stuff on that album they’re going to release and I’m really looking forward to it.

Steve: She’s touring as well David. I think she played at The Hertford Corn Exchange.

Digger: Yes, well she lives round that way these days.

Steve: Oh wow, I didn’t know she was around here. We should get in touch with her.

Digger: Why not?

Steve: We should ask her to come and see one of the shows. Peter Noone has already expressed an interest in seeing one of the shows. He’s great, because when we did this TV show with him last year it was after doing a private party for Nigel Lythgoe. And he was at that and Lulu was there – she came and sang with us and Olivia Newton John came along and they both did backing vocals.

Digger: That must have been a great gig.

Steve: That was nothing. At Lulu’s party that we did in 2008 Elton had asked us if we’d do Lulu’s party – he hosted it and David Furnish. Lulu came up and sang Shout with us but before that Elton and Lulu and Kiki Dee came up and sang with us doing backing vocals. Now we’re just thinking “This is nuts!” But all we’re doing is playing people’s favourite music. So then when we saw Lulu again... (Laughs) – it’s terrible name-dropping this, isn’t it? At Nigel Lythgoe’s party Peter Noone was there and then he met us on this TV programme – he said “I can’t f***ing believe it, you guys were in Vegas. I was going to get up on stage with Lulu but I had no chance after what you did.” So he sang along with us on this TV show along with Robin Gibb and he did I’m Into Something Good.  And then Robin Gibb was compromised into doing a bit of Massachusetts with us!

Digger: (Laughs) I like some of The Bee Gees early stuff that they did as Spicks and Specks. There’s also some strange stuff – there’s a very homo-erotic lyric in one of their songs (Steve laughs) I don’t know if you’ve heard it.

Steve: Yes, I’ve heard of this.

Digger: And if you look at the lyrics they are saying that he’s just has an argument with his girlfriend but the coalman, who’s a ‘whole man’, makes him feel better. The lyrics are quite bizarre. You’ve got to listen to that Steve. It’s very funny. I thought “Did they really say that?” It’s on Spotify.

Steve: I’m not too sure about Spotify in terms of the songs being paid for, nor is my wife.

Digger: It’s fine. You can register for free and so long as you’re prepared to listen to the occasional ad for British Gas, you can play tracks for free. To get the premium service you have to pay a few quid a month and no ads. They make their money from the advertising and the subscriptions and, don’t worry, they do pay the royalties for the tunes being played. You can’t download tunes – only play them on the Spotify site.

Steve: I see. Well, we have got some Bee Gees on the set. In fact, if you kept telling me names I’d say “Yes, got them, got them.”

Digger: The Honeycombs? Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours? The Casuals?

Steve: Now you’re going. What was that track by Billy Nichol? London Social Degree. That was another track I fancied doing and some of The Creation’s stuff as well. I think the good news about our show is that we could do a show that was full of Pinkerton’s and that kind of stuff. I was winding Den up at rehearsals and said “I think we should be doing Simon Says.” And he said “Why?” He’s such a purist and he could tell you a lot more than I ever could about sixties music. You’d have a lot more fun at dissecting stuff because I am, at the end of the day, just the dull boring drummer at the back who makes a big crashing noise at the end.

Digger: No. I don’t know what it is about drummers – they’re always doing this and it annoys me. Even Ginger Baker, I spoke to him as you know.

Steve: Tried to speak to him.

Digger: I’ll invoke the fifth amendment on that. But when I asked him what he would say to someone who was thinking about being a drummer and he said “Get a different instrument.” He said get a flute. You have to lug drums upstairs, you never get a chance to get to the bar because you’re either setting them up or packing them away.

Steve: What you do is get a roadie.

Digger: I suppose what he’s saying is that in the early days you can’t do that.

Steve: No, I had twenty five years of humping my drums around but nobody made me do it.

Digger: But this thing about not being a musician if you’re a drummer just ain’t true- you have to put in just as much work to do it well as any other instrument.

Steve: Imagine The Beatles without Ringo. Imagine The Who without Keith Moon – well you can, of course, because he went and they tried a few drummers – Zach Starkey’s very good. And one of the drummers I’m pleased to say I speak to on a regular basis is Chris Sharrok who is now with BDI because Oasis have split up. He’s just recorded a new album with the band and it’s basically Oasis without Noel Gallagher. So the music’s all new and it’s all brand new recording. So he’s very excited about that and, of course, he’s a great sixties fan Chris Sharrok and he’s an enormous authority on it. I sit there rather embarrassed when he tells me about this track and that track and I say “Er, really?” Because he’s just that little bit younger than me – not much I should add – about three or four years. He played with The La’s playing the drums on There She Goes, with Robbie Williams and The Lightning Seeds, with World Party and he’s got great credentials. He’s been in Oasis and now he’s in BDI so he knows his sixties stuff. He’s a big fan of The Overtures and he came to see the show in August at The Liverpool Philharmonic. We had 2,200 in there and I’m glad he saw the show because it went very well and we got rather drunk at the end of it. It’s very nice to have someone who, as far as I can see, has made it literally to the top and who can come to see us and say ”Do you know what? This is bloody good.” I said “What was your favourite song?” and he said “Traffic’s Hole In My Shoe.” We do a lot of visuals with that.

Digger: Do you do any Spencer Davis material?

Steve: We could double, quadruple the number of bands we fit into the show. We’ve got some Spencer Davis stuff – we did Somebody Help Me but there’s not a lot happening with that so we stick with the dynamic Keep On Running. But I think as time goes on with our sixties show and as it progresses – this is our second major outing. We did a small outing in the summer of three or four dates and included The Philharmonic in Liverpool but the last tour was forty dates and this one’s over thirty five and we’re bankrolling it all. It’s quite a risky business when you’re hoping people are going to part with their money and go out and sit in a theatre. And VAT’s just gone up.

Digger: Well, many thanks Steve. If I need to get any more information from you can I email you?

Steve: It’s always nice talking to you David and I appreciate it. You’ve got my landline so if you ever want to catch up on anything just give me a ring. My typing is so slow and I’m so rubbish at it – whoever made me the band manager needs his head tested!

Digger: They know how hard a job it is. Do you remember Bobby Graham?

Steve: Yes I do.

Digger: He passed away recently but he was also down in Hertford. I liked Bobby - though he could be stroppy he had a big heart .

Steve: Yes, I went round to his flat one day and had lunch. He put out all these fondant cakes.

Digger: He was very hospitable wasn’t he? I spent a couple of afternoons there watching his old cine films from the sixties with session players like some youngster called Jimmy Page on them and talking about his old days as a session drummer. Did you meet his wife?

Steve: No. He played on The Kinks You Really Got Me, didn't he?

Digger: He played on nearly everything at that time really. And in the nineties and early 2000’s, Bobby used to do a series of gigs as The Bobby Graham Experience and he toured around the schools teaching the kids about the fifties and sixties music.

Steve: A prolific session player.

Digger: Yes, over 15,000 recordings. He used to produce and manage as well. I can remember he used to get a lot of aggro from the musicians in the band, not turning up on time, not happy with their share of the fee compared to his, not wanting to travel too far and so on. It was very stressful for him with all that nonsense going on, because they didn’t arrange the gigs or make sure that everybody got paid.

Steve: If anyone says “You’ve got it easy.” I say “I’ll tell you what, go out there for twenty five years humping drums upstairs and keep the smile on your face.” They couldn’t manage to do it. (Digger laughs) But we’ve had a wonderful thing happen to us and I’m just eternally grateful for the good people like yourself and Elton John who support the band and champion the band and actually go out and talk about us. Because it’s a hard, hard business to get anywhere.

Digger: People shouldn’t differentiate between somebody like Elton and somebody who is doing a tribute or is working as a jobbing musician like you guys. They’re the same thing.

Steve: I mentioned you to Noel and Liam and they’re fascinated – they saw a lot of the adverts in Mojo and they said “Hats off to them.” Because I don’t think there are many bands like us about that are out there saying “Tell you what, we’re gonna do a theatre show now.” We’re learning such a lot because our agent Alan Field, who looks after The Searchers – he’s been sorting out a great chunk of this tour and putting it together. And Alan said “You’ll learn so much from the theatres that you couldn’t possibly learn from doing private functions." And he’s absolutely right. Everything that we take from a theatre, David, we can take to a private function and all our shows are better now because of the theatre experience. I love it because it’s controlled. You know what’s happening every night, you go into a dressing room and hang your clothes up and put your bits and pieces out and you go out and do the show and the psychology’s right. Because everyone’s paid money to come and see you. Whilst at first base it’s terrifying, at second base it’s not because the people are there because they want to be there.

Digger: Some of the other drummers I’ve spoken to were very positive like you – Bobby Elliott was wonderful as was Jim McCarty – both with permanent grins on their faces and love what they’re doing and passionate about it. Not cynical and jaded at all. It can happen!

Steve: I’m gutted I didn’t meet Bobby because The Hollies did this German TV show with us and they did He Ain’t Heavy…

Digger: Tell him you'd like to meet and talk. He’ll go out of his way to talk to you.

Steve: Well I should have done really. I’m a bit shy with things like that.

Digger: Don’t be. He’ll be fine. He’ll be happy to talk to you.

Steve: An amazing drummer – when you look at his stuff – we’ve done about half a dozen Hollies songs but they’re so hard. They’re harder to do than The Beach Boys.

Digger: I’ve tried but I can’t get close. I should have practised several hours a day as a kid like they did.

Steve: I’m with you then. We should go out for a beer and cry in our beer together.

Digger: We’ll do that.

Steve: If you need to speak to me about anything else just tell me to get on my landline and then we’ll have a waffle. This time next week I shall be in New Orleans – I’m on holiday with a whole bunch of guys and in fact my best mate, my best man wants to go on a swamp cruise – he told me this morning and I said “No thank you, I’ll be at the bar. Knowing my luck we’ll capsize the canoe and be scoffed by gators.”

Digger: I wonder how much it’s recovered there from the floods – what is it, four years now?

Steve: I’ll let you know.

Digger: Have a good time there Steve and thanks again.

Steve: Will do, thanks and it was a pleasure.


Pinball Wizard


Some of the bands/artists we'll be covering in our show include:
The Beatles
The Byrds
The Cascades
The Everlys
Chris Farlowe
The Kinks
Procol Harum
Manfred Mann
The Bee Gees
The Tremeloes
The Rolling Stones
Booker T
The Monkees
The Shadows
The Dave Clark Five
The Moody Blues

... into infinity!






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