July 2018

JULY 2018

 

 

 

THE DOLOMITES VISIT 304

The Dolomites visit 304 Holloway Road, London, previous home and recording studio of Joe Meek (RGM Sound / Meeksville) for a photoshoot on 12th July 2018.
Includes audio of “Have I The Right?” performed live, recorded in Emsworth on 22nd June 2018).

The Dolomites”, a 60’s and rock ‘n’ roll band from around Surrey and Hampshire. Their sound epitomises that bygone era of cool, with lead singer in a 50’s halter neck frock and the guys in sharp suits and skinny ties.

Photos here

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POSTED 5 JULY

Newent will be holding A Newent Day in the next few days and Sandra Meek will be promoting the memory of Joe on her table.


THUNDERBOLT #83 – OUT NOW TO DIGITAL MEMBERS – A BUMPER 60 PAGE ISSUE AND MARK NEWSON’S LAST AS EDITOR

MEMBERSHIP COST

From 1st July 2018 these annual rates* will apply:
DIGITAL WORLDWIDE = £10   
WITH PAPER PUBLICATIONS:   UK = £18      Europe = £23      USA/Rest of World = £26     *for Payment online


AGM 2018 MINUTES

The minutes of our AGM for 2018 are at this link.


The latest edition of the Michael Cox Discography has been updated to April 2018 with the release of a 37-track definitive collection that includes many available for the first time in the UK and on CD.

Check out editor Paul Moy’s page for more info.


 

Dear Honeycombs / Joe Meek fan.

 
The July issue of Long To Share It reports on the future of the Joe Meek Society publications, with changes afoot for both the Newsletter and Thunderbolt.
 
Coming next: August’s fanzine celebrating Honey’s 75th birthday, and an updated edition of The Honeycombs UK Discography.

For info on how to get these free publications check out editor Paul Moy’s page here


 

LONG TO SHARE IT SUMMER 2018 / THE HONEYCOMBS OVERSEAS DISCOGRAPHY

Dear Honeycombs / Joe Meek fan.

Herewith an extra Summer 2018 issue of Long To Share It featuring a 7-page post-Honeycombs Denny D’ell discography, and new edition of The Honeycombs Overseas Discography listing the group’s releases from 24 countries.

Coming next: Michael Cox Discography 2018 Edition.  Coincides with the release of a brand new 37-track 2-CD set including tracks never before released in the UK in addition to many appearing on CD for the first time.  Of particular interest are the four Decca sides, Italian-language and live Swedish recordings.

Regards
PAUL

To purchase go to our Merchandise link


ROBB’S NEW RELEASE – 10 INCH VINYL

Official release from Western Star.

This is a wonderful project, featuring original 60s Joe Meek recording artist Robb Shenton backed here by our all star Western Star house band featuring the likes of Rusti Steel, Alan Wilson, Steve Whitehouse and many more.

order yours here:


MALCOLM LENNY BOOK

Malcolm Lenny (ex Packabeats) has a book out. While not a 100 percent Meek book he does recall his recording with Joe.

It’s available in paperback and e-format at Amazon worldwide

Here’s the Amazon UK links:

Paperback 

E-book

Book Description:  After being told that I should make a note of all the stories and people I’ve met during my life in music, as well as working in the television industry for 34 years, I felt compelled to put my own reminisces down on paper. It’s just that it occurred to me that I’ve met an awful lot of quite well-known people during my life, albeit some in only a small way. I played in ‘60s pop groups The Packabeats and recorded 3 singles with Joe Meek (The TELSTAR Man) and The Hi-Fi’s and recorded two singles with Glyn Johns (The Beatles  record producer after George Martin). I also had a No.1 & No.4 in the German charts in ’65 and ’66 and a hit album with The Hi-Fi’s. Later on I worked in the TV industry, mostly with London Weekend Television (ITV) and later SKY TV (Satellite TV).

 

 


 

ADRIAN KERRIDGE’S BOOK

Now available on Amazon – in paperback or kindle:

  ADRIAN KERRIDGE’S BOOK

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We have been contacted by Adrian’s daughter to advise:

From: Suzanna Kerridge
Subject: Adrian Kerridge’s book

Just to let you know we are in the final stages of editing. There was a delay due to the sudden death of my father. However, having worked closely with him in producing this book I have taken over its publication and we are working hard towards a date.  As soon as that is available I will let you know.


  NEW TRIUMPHS ALBUM AVAILABLE

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THE TRIUMPHS – MEEK AND WILD

CD 24 Tracks with 12-page booklet

1. Meeksville 2. Telstar 3. Runaway 4. Husky Team 5. North Wind
6. Eye Of The Storm 7. Wild Wind 8. M25 9. Green Jeans 10. All Shook Up
11. Wipeout 12. Here Come The Good Times 13. He’ll Only Hurt You
14. Loneliness 15. Sunday Date 16. Dreaming Of You 17. Heart Of A Teenage Girl
18. Teardrops Fall Like Rain 19. Big Jim 20. The Coalman’s Lament
21. Night Of The Vampire 22. Jack The Ripper 23. Little Sister (Live) 24. Have I The Right (Live)

This is The Triumphs’ tribute to the work of famed record producer Joe Meek. Joe recorded many styles of music and ‘Meek and Wild’ offers a ‘jukebox’ full of great sounds, both vocal (15 tracks) and instrumental.(9 tracks).

In addition to popular chart toppers like Telstar and Have I The Right, the spotlight also falls on rarities such as Ray Dexter’s The Coalman’s Lament and, from the Tea Chest tapes, Geoff Goddard’s Here Come The Good Times. There are five original tracks, all inspired by the work of Joe Meek.

The Triumphs (Rob Bradford, Trev Faull, Ken Ledran and Ray Liffen) have as their special guest Dave Kaye, who recorded with Joe Meek. One of Dave’s tracks is He’ll Only Hurt You, a powerful ballad which he recorded with Joe, but which was never released at that time. Now you can hear it in a brand new arrangement with Dave backed by The Triumphs.

The album’s 12-page booklet includes descriptions of all the tracks and pictures of the band with many of the original Joe Meek artists that they have had the privilege of working with, including Clem Cattini, Dave Kaye, Malcolm Lenny (The Packabeats), Ray Dexter, Bobby Rio and Danny Rivers.

UK £9.99 including postage and packing
Europe £12.50 including postage and packing
Americas, Africa, Asia £13.50 including postage and packing
Australia, New Zealand £13.80 including postage and packing

Go to The Triumphs web site to purchase securely through logo_paypal_212x56

Now also available on-line at Bim Bam Records and Leo’s Den

Other methods of payment:

Pay by cheque (drawn on UK bank) made payable to ‘R. Liffen’
and sent to 24 Dalmeny Road, Carshalton, SM5 4PP U.K
Pay manually Paypal to rayliffen@compuserve.com

The album is also available as a digital download at many outlets including

I Tunes UK          I Tunes US               Amazon.com         Amazon.co.uk            Google Play and also Spotify


ROBB HUXLEY’S BOOK

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320 pages and many photos

Buy now from Amazon UK £10.99 – in stock and with free delivery
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Come-Here-Often-Meeksville-Connection/dp/1512369241/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

or buy from Amazon.com (USA) for $14.99 plus delivery
http://tinyurl.com/oybj8jv

 

Or order in your local Waterstones (extra charges and delivery delay)

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The highs and lows of a Joe Meek recording and touring band are vividly detailed. R0bb was in Robb Gayle & The Whirlwinds/The Saxons/The Tornados


BACK ISSUES OF OUR NEWSLETTERS

All our Newsletters are still available as back issues and they have now been reduced to 10p (plus postage) – the same price as digital copies. Special rates available if you buy in bulk. There is a lot of information in these – specially the early ones edited by John Repsch and he used to answer letters in these too. Contact us if you are interested in back issues.