I'm active on Facebook and a month ago started a British Beat group to devote some of my time and energy in the years from 1960 to 1965. It will be thee place to come to read about the vinyl records and ephemera left behind by Instrumental, Rock 'n Roll, R&B and British Beat combo's during that particular period.
I wanted to explore these forgotten but worthy local scene stars that may or may not have hit the big time. I just thought that there was a place on Facebook for like minded souls as no other group existed to focus on the period 1960 - 1965.
As a matter of fact I was gonna keep the period to 1962 - 1964 but then widened the possibilities somewhat mainly because I wanted to plug loads of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates items...
Anyway, every so often I'll compile a mix of songs that have been highlighted on my British Beat Facebook Group. This is my first mix of BEAT BEAT BEAT.....
Feel free to come and join my group if this particular period in British music history hits your inner beat eye. It's where it's at! Loads of records and ephemera posted that I simply don't have time to write about here.
01 ZEPHYRS - WONDER WHAT I'M GONNA DO
02 FAIRIES - ANY TIME AT ALL
03 SWINGING BLUE JEANS - SHAKING FEELING
04 DAVE CLARK FIVE - OLD SOL
05 HOLLIES - TO YOU MY LOVE
06 BERN ELLIOTT & THE FENMEN - MONEY
07 KENNY BERNARD & THE WRANGLERS - THE TRACKER
08 SCREAMING LORD SUTCH - I'M A HOG FOR YOU
09 JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES - SHAKIN' ALL OVER
10 JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES - RESTLESS
11 SEARCHERS - THIS FEELING INSIDE
12 MARAUDERS - THAT'S WHAT I WANT
13 SEARCHERS - LOVE POTION NUMBER NINE
14 HUSTLERS - GIMME WHAT I WANT
15 DUFFY POWER - I DON'T CARE
16 CLIFF RICHARD - I'M AFRAID TO GO HOME
17 JUDD PROCTOR - IT'S BLUESY
18 HEINZ - JUST LIKE EDDIE
19 SHANE FENTON & THE FENTONES - IT'S GONNA TAKE MAGIC
20 FENTONES - THE BREEZE AND I
Link to mix is only available via my Facebook Group "British Beat 1960 - 1965"
British Beat 1960 - 1965