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Tuesday 10th

Cliff records his live debut album at the Abbey Road studios:

Issued on the classic shiny green and gold Columbia label 33SX 1147, this LP was, and still is, an exciting piece of rock 'n' roll, despite Cliff being plagued with laryngitis! - Here's what the sleevenotes said:

On February 9th and 10th, 1959, a rock 'n' roll galaxy transformed the famous E.M.I. recording studios in London's select St. John's Wood. Several hundreds of Cliff's fans were invited along to see this young star make his first LP and it was some party! Cliff selected all the tunes himself for this record and pays tribute to other stars and the songs that made them famous. With their great solo instrumentals The Drifters, Britain's greatest ever rockin' group, contribute to make this a truly memorable disc.

To give you an idea of the exciting atmosphere, on-the-spot photos were taken by Ken Palmer and are reproduced on this cover.

Track listing:

Side 1
APRON STRINGS/MY BABE/DOWN THE LINE/I GOT A FEELING/JET BLACK (the Drifters)/BABY I DON'T CARE/DONNA/MOVE IT
Side 2
READY TEDDY/TOO MUCH/DON'T BUG ME BABY/DRIFTIN' (The Drifters)/THAT'LL BE THE DAY/BE-BOP-A-LULA (The Drifters)/DANNY/WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN ON

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THE STRINGBEAT YEARS

  

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The Stringbeat Years: Songs accompanied by John Barry

Now available, a 4-CD box-set comprising of 144 tracks, a 24-page booklet (replete with period photographs and comprehensive notes) and including ten bonus tracks (among them the CD debut of the first ever cover version of a John Barry instrumental composition).

Featuring – for the first time – the film versions of ‘Mix me a Person’, ‘The Time has Come’, and ‘What a Whopper’ (slightly shortened). There’s also an unique opportunity to hear the original version of ‘Ah, Poor Little Baby’, making its premiere appearance on CD.

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HIT AND MISS: THE STORY OF THE JOHN BARRY SEVEN

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Thoroughly and painstakingly researched over a number of years, it features contributions from several ex-members of the band and from friends and relatives of John Barry.

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