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Archive for May, 2008

50 Years On – Lewis Still Rocks UK!

28 May

Jerry Lee outside Westbury Hotel, May 1958 (click on picture to enlarge) Fans outside Westbury Hotel, May 2008 (click on picture to enlarge) 50 years ago last weekend, Jerry Lee Lewis arrived in the UK for his first concert tour. Elvis had gone into the U.S. Army, Jerry Lee was all set to grab his […]

Sonny Burgess Rocks Hemsby

21 May

Sonny Burgess, with two of the original Pacers – Bobby Crafford on drums and Kern Kennedy on keyboards – did a brilliant set on Saturday, backed up by Wayne of the Houserockers on double bass (some Comets style acrobatics) and another British musician (forget his name) on trumpet and tenor sax. A mixture of hard […]

Early Summer

12 May

Mixed bathing pond – click on picture to enlarge We are having an exceptionally hot early May, with temperatures in London reaching 27 degrees celsius, which I believe is 80 degrees or over in real ‘old money’ temperatures. Quite often we have sunny days at the beginning of May (though never as hot as it is […]

Mayor Johnson takes over

03 May

For the second time in his two careers as leader of London, Ken Livingstone has been kicked out of office largely due to the voters in the outer London suburbs. However, this time it doesn’t leave such a bad taste in the mouth as when the voters of the London Borough of Bromley and other […]

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