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  1. [quote name='stingrayPete1977' timestamp='1510328509' post='3405664'] I wouldn't call the Beatles a rock band. [/quote] Would you call The Rolling Stones a Rock Band? I think there's another debate here. I'm in the fence with The Stones, originally a blues cover band. Blue
  2. [quote name='Donnyboy' timestamp='1510330770' post='3405692'] What about The Pretenders then? - Chrissie Hynde was the only non British member of the original line up....[/quote] Good point, sort of mirrors my concern about The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Blue
  3. [quote name='stingrayPete1977' timestamp='1510339608' post='3405822'] Surely they are the original Pop band? Pop acts still do a mixture of rocky stuff,dance music,rap and ballads etc to this day.[/quote] Agreed, I'll call Rolling Stone and let them know The Beatles don't qualify for their list.😂 Blue
  4. [quote name='stingrayPete1977' timestamp='1510328509' post='3405664'] I wouldn't call the Beatles a rock band. [/quote] Good point, what were they? A Rock & Roll band that ultimately played and recorded a few songs that would be considered rock? The early 60s Beatles were so much different than The Beatles of later years. Initially they were playing rock & roll covers. Blue
  5. Sings I like to listen to wouldn't necessarily go over well in a live gig setting. Particularly a bar gig. Blue
  6. [quote name='Jimothey' timestamp='1510330860' post='3405693'] I don’t play in a band but i try to play along with backing tracks I struggle to play more songs than I can actually play but I’m really struggling with “the trooper” I just can’t get the gallops however hard I try I’ve tried two fingers and three fingers but after I do a couple it all goes to s**t Was it just practice that made you master it or did something seem to just click and then you could play them? [/quote] Playing along to tracks is completely different than playing live with other musicians. Be carful not to over estimate your abilities. Blue
  7. XRL from my amp , which I believe goods right into the board on stage. Then, I I think the board is interfaced with our sound techs lap top. Does that sound right? Blue
  8. Moody Blues? Originally considered a blues band? Blue
  9. I haven't read all the responses. Isn't there an argument for Cream? Blue
  10. [quote name='Jimothey' timestamp='1510323848' post='3405607'] Technically Fleetwood Mac are classed as British-American rock band so the line is a bit blurred[/quote] Didn't The Jimi Hendrix Experience break big in England first. Maybe another blurred line since Jimi was American. Blue
  11. [quote name='hiram.k.hackenbacker' timestamp='1510276532' post='3405312'] Should make blue happy, but the other 19 have a few notable omissions. Makes no mention of how this 'greatness' was measured, so I guess it's in someone's humble opinion. Who would you kick off the list and who would you put in their place? [/quote] I've never been a fan of lists of any kind. Like you said, how is greatness measured. Seems like a few influential pioneers we're left out. No Yard Birds, or did the author think he had them covered with Zep? Well, I guess The Yard Birds would make the greatest British blues band list Blue
  12. In most cases gigs don't become consistent until you've made a name for yourself and have a decent following. Can't believe some guy thought we would play a free Tuesday night as an audition for paid Saturday night. We told him he'd be lucky for us to play his bar considering the business we'd bring. We declined his offer. Blue
  13. [quote name='ivansc' timestamp='1510268131' post='3405273'] I gigged at the Dorothy Ballroom in Cambridge with Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers a number of times. Most memorable night was when we were all fooling around before showtime and one of the sax players took a header into one of my knees and broke his glasses in half. Just as well they werent reading their parts! Nice guys. Also had a decent sized hit with "one way love". Just looked them up on Wiki & saw that that sax player - Sid Phillips - had died a couple of years ago. Damn! Just followed another link and discovered that our old drummer Rick Winters played drums for a later incarnation of Cliffs Band! Small world. [/quote] Wow! awesome story. Blue
  14. [quote name='obbm' timestamp='1510264144' post='3405230'] This German concert was recorded during their Germany, Japan and Phillipines tour. They then went on to the USA for their final tour there and the famous Shea Stadium show in NYC. I think it's fair to say that they were internationally famous by June 1966. I first saw them in Guildford in June 1963 and then at their annual Xmas shows in London - 1963, 1964 and 1965. The memories of those shows has long faded apart from the incessant screaming. [/quote] My Dad took me to the Shea show. I remember it like it was yesterday. Blue
  15. [quote name='gjones' timestamp='1510198995' post='3404603'] The drummer, who I used to play with, had severe OCD. It took me years to figure out why it took him 2 hours to pack his kit up at the end of the night. [/quote] I've been there. But he was great drummer and nice guy. Blue
  16. There's a disconnect between the music I listen to, music I like to play and the music I play in my band. Blue
  17. [quote name='Meddle' timestamp='1510261685' post='3405202'] I sped through this, but it was cool to see the Beatles as just another band at the gig. [/quote] I know, that's what I thought too. Weren't The Beatles already internationally famous at this time? Blue
  18. I could write a book on this one. Here's a few bullet points. All members must be committed 100% to the band and gigging The band has to stay together, it takes time to build a name where a large percentage of your bookings are from "call ins" Be professinal, don't bend on your fee unless offered multiple dates Be realistic about where and when you book Booking is not easy and you're going to have to deal with a lot of rejection and unanswered calls and emails I'm not big on agencies. If you have a friend or spouse who is a good business person use them. Musicians are generally not good at booking. Blue
  19. [quote name='jensenmann' timestamp='1510250689' post='3405060'] [url="http://www.rattles.de"]http://www.rattles.de[/url] [url="https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rattles"]https://de.wikipedia...iki/The_Rattles[/url] They had a few hits in the 70s and since then changed musicians a lot. They still seem to exist. I mixed one of their shows back in the 90s. I thought their musicianship was quite ok, with a tight rythm section. One could hear their many gigs and experience [/quote] Jensenmann, Definitely tight. These guys were obviously committed to their groove. Blue
  20. [quote name='obbm' timestamp='1510251163' post='3405066'] Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers were a great band but never really hit the big time. There is a compilation of their work "At Abbey Road - 1963-1969". The Rattles were a German group formed in the early 60s in Hamburg. Somewhere I have their single "Bye Bye Johnny" which was sung in Germinglish. Very entertaining. Another band you might like to check out from the mid-60s Merseybeat era are "The Rockin' Vickers" who featured amongst number a young Lemmy Kilminster on guitar who went on to much greater things. [/quote] Thanks Obbm, I'll check out The Rockin Vickers. I love this stuff. Blue
  21. [quote name='chris_b' timestamp='1510250269' post='3405056'] Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers was one of the many British soul bands playing the clubs in the 60's. Along with Jimmy James and the Vagabonds, Geno Washington, Zoot Money and Herbie Goins etc. These were high energy Ike Turner type bands (without Tina) playing James Brown, Stax, Atlantic and some New Orleans music. It was always a great night when you went to see one of these bands. Cliff was different in that he had at least one hit with a Beatles song, Got To Get You Into My Life, I believe. I think I've got the 45 somewhere. Cliffs organist was Roy Young who fronted his own band in the early 70's. [/quote] Thanks Chris, Awesome, I thought these guys had a very strong authentic R&B groove, really enjoyed Roy. Blue
  22. [quote name='cybertect' timestamp='1510247563' post='3405018'] I don't think they much of an impact on your side of the pond, but about ten years later, Chas Hodges, Dave Peacock and [font=sans-serif]Mick Burt[/font] of [i]Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers[/i] went on to be[i] Chas 'n' Dave[/i] together Rabbit, rabbit... [/quote] Thanks Cybertect. Blue
  23. [quote name='Merton' timestamp='1510258808' post='3405175'] Awesome, haven’t played this for years! [/quote] Played it in Jazz Band when I was in University 1974. Blue
  24. The Fab Four, note for note premier Beatles tribute. No music stands. https://youtu.be/QZa9eXXDifs My point, it's not an issue of whether you like it or not. It's certainly not my cup of tea. All I'm saying, I'm jealous of this level of talent. Maybe you see it in your circle. I don't see it in mine. It's sort of off topic. I'm merely debating the validity and time and place for note for note rendition. Top level tribute acts are my best example. Blue
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