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JMS 1 – THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW at the Holloway, Sunday Dec 15th 1991
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Featuring The Moontrekkers, Danny Rivers, Dave Millen, The Blue Rondos
THE MOONTREKKERS GARY LEPORT Lead guitar, BOB FROST rhythm guitar, PETE JOHNSON bass guitar, DAVE MILLEN keyboards, PETE RANDALL drums, TONY WHITE drums, RED E. LEWIS vocals
That’s Alright Mama/Forty Miles Of Bad Road/Guitar Boogie Shuffle/True Love Ways/Johnny B. Goode/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/Trambone/Theme From The Deerhunter
DANNY RIVERS My Baby Left Me/Little Sister/A Mess Of The Blues/Can’t Help Falling In Love/Can’t You Hear My Heart
It’s Now Or Never/Santa Claus Is Back In Town/Sweet Little Sixteen
DAVE MILLEN Material Man/One Stormy Night/Joe’s Dream/Joe’s Christmas Party Medley
THE BLUE RONDOS MICKY STUBBS lead / rhythm / vocal, ROGER HALL lead / rhythm guitar, JOHN McSKIMMING lead / rhythm guitar, CHRIS COPPING bass guitar, MIKE CHEESEMAN drums, MIKE PRIOR keyboard
Don’t Want Your Loving No More/What Can I Do/Baby I Go For You/Shakin’ All Over/Blue Train/Little Baby/Big Fat Woman/Call Me The Breeze
A great afternoon was had by all at our annual Christmas show as The Holloway, in Holloway Road. On December 15th we were treated to performances by old favourites The Moontrekkers and Danny Rivers, as well as the Puppets’ Dave Millen and, after a 26-year rest, a re-formed line-up of The Blue Rondos.
JMS 2 – HOLLOWAY DOUBLE BILL – Xmas 1993 and February 1994
2 disc set – Featuring Johnny Parker, Chris & The Students, The Riot Squad
DISC 1: JOHNNY PARKER Extemporized Boogie Woogie/Honky Tonk Train Blues/Bad Penny Blues
CHRIS & THE STUDENTS Chris Williams – Vocals / Clarinet, Paul Williams – Keyboards, John Abbott – Banjo, Derek Fearnley – Bass, Mike Coit – Drums
Eton Boating Song/Midnight Rocker/Kickin’ Around/Shenandoah/Lass Of Richmond Hill/Sandy/Ol’ Man River/Stranger On The Show/Ducks Away From My Fishin’/Dancing On The Rooftops/The Monster/Winter Wonderland/Jingle Bells
DISC 2: THE RIOT SQUAD Keith Gladman – Lead Vocals, Terry Clifford – Lead Guitar, Bob Evans – Saxophone, Nick Skilbeck – Keyboard / Vocals, Roger Crisp – Bass / Vocals, Del Roll – Drums
I Take It That We’re Through/Money/Working Man/Under The Broadwalk/The In-Crowd/Gotta Be A First Time/Stand By Me/How Is It Done/Forty Miles Of Bad Road/Save The Last Dance For Me/It’s Never Too Late To Forgive/Try To Realise/You Don’t Know Like I Know/Joe’s Jam In F/Bitter Sweet Love/Knock On Wood/Hold On I’m Coming/Cry, Cry, Cry/Reach Out, I’ll Be There/Mr Pitiful/It’s Never Too Late To Forgive
This DVD brings you a double dose of Meek nostalgia with a record 38 numbers. Christmas 1993 saw Trad Jazz come to The Holloway. Fine fingered boogie – woodie piano player Johnny Parker, set the mood with solo rendition of the classic he is probably best remembered for. “Bad Penny Blues”. The Appearance then of Chris & The Students was a real scoop. Although they are still playing, this was their first time together since 1961, and some of them were wondering if they would recognize each other! To see musicians reading from sheet music certainly added a touch of class to the proceedings and they soon captured that unusual and irresistible “Trad – Rock” sound. As Chris Williams Said: “It all came back as if it was yesterday”.
In February 1994, we commemorated Joe’s passing by getting The Riot Squad to re-form after 27 years. Introduced by Clem Cattini, they enjoyed it as much as we did, and their superbly energetic performance, including all their RGMs, along with a smoke machine and their distinctive blue, flashing police lamp, demonstrated why they were the Meek band to watch out for in 1966/67.
JMS 3 – THE 304 PLAQUE CEREMONY – August 29th 1993
2 Disc set Featuring Mike Berry & The Outlaws + Bonus footage
DISC 1 – MIKE BERRY & THE OUTLAWS Billy Kuy : lead guitar, Gary Leport : rhythm / lead guitar, John Barber : bass, Bob Graham : drums. Mike Underwood : drums
Swingin’ low – The Outlaws/Spring Is Near – The Outlaws/Rave On/I’m Looking For Someone To Love/It’s Late/Tribute To Buddy Holly/Don’t You Think Its Time/Great Balls Of Fire/Johnny B. Goode – Vocals Billy Dean/Blue Suede Shoes – Vocals Billy Dean/I’ll Make It All Up To You/Travelling Man/High School Confidential/More Than I Can Say/Just A Little Too Much/Well Alright/Heartbeat/That’ll Be The Day/Peggy Sue/Hobo/Sioux Serenade/Ku-Pow/Johnny B. Goode – Vocals John Barber/Blue Suede Shoes – Vocals John Barber/Sweet Little Sixteen – Vocals John Barber/C’mon Everybody – Vocals John Barber
DISC 2 – BONUS FOOTAGE FILMED BY BRIAN WARD
August 29, 1993 was the date when Joe was at last given official recognition for his importance to our musical heritage by the way of a memorial plaque at his Holloway Road Studio. Approval for the placing of a plaque had been granted by the borough of Islington’s Planning Department, and a crowd of around 120 were in attendance.
After an Introductory speech by John Repsch, outlining Joe’s highly influential career, there were poignant and hilarious reminiscences from Mike Berry, Charles Blackwell, Clem Cattini, Roger LaVern, Bob Kingston and a short speech from the Mayor of Islington, Cllr Anne Gilman. Following the unveiling by Joe’s niece Sandra Smith, we were treated to Mike Berry, Billy Dean and a most unusual line-up of the Outlaws playing the afternoon away across the road at The Holloway, with a celebratory torrent of RGM songs, instrumentals and standards.
Many thanks go to the cameramen Brian Ward, Philip Hutchinson, Tony Brown, Roger Smith and George Stapley, whose five cameras captured a mesmerizing array of shots and angles. Their footage of fans, passer-by and characters such as comic Arthur Mullard, all helped preserve the happy and expectant atmosphere of this historic event.
JMS 4 – 30th ANNIVERSARY SHOW and THE DENMARK STREET DEMO
2 disc set – Featuring Mike Berry & The Outlaws, Billie Davis, The Scorpions, Dennis D’ell, Terry Rice-Milton, Danny Rivers, Tony Rivers, Brian Lee, Keith Gladman
DISC 1: THE OUTLAWS My Babe
MIKE BERRY & THE OUTLAWS Looking For Someone To Love/Rave On/It’s Late/Oh Boy/High School Confidential/Tribute To Buddy Holly/on’t You Think It’s Time/Maybe Baby
THE OUTLAWS Swingin’ Low/Valley Of The Sioux/Indian Brave
MIKE BERRY AND THE OUTLAWS Think It Over/Wake Up Little Susie/Walk Right Back/Peggy Sue
BILLIE DAVIS AND THE OUTLAWS When You Walk In The Room
MIKE BERRY AND THE OUTLAWS Not Fade Away/Sweet Little Sixteen/It’s So Easy/Hey Baby/That’ll Be The Day
THE OUTLAWS untitled track
DISC 2: THE SCORPIONS Riders In The Sky/Rocking At The Phil/Temptation
DENNIS D’ELL Roll Over Beethoven/Have I The Right/No Particular Place To Go
TERRY RICE – MILTON Long Tall Sally
DANNY RIVERS Movin’ In/Little Sister/Can’t You Hear My Heart
TONY RIVERS Bony Moronie
BRIAN LEE One Night
KEITH GLADMAN High Heel Sneakers/Lucille
DENNIS D’ELL AND TONY RIVERS Long Tall Sally/Telstar
TERRY RICE – MILTON Long Tall Sally/Another Saturday Night
Barnstorming through a string of rock ‘n’ roll classics were Mike Berry with Bob Graham, Reg Hawkins and Bill Kuy of the original Outlaws, and guest member John Barber. Other stand-out performances included The Scorpions’ “Riders In The Sky”, Dennis D’ell’s “Roll Over Beethhoven” and Danny Rivers’ “Little Sister”. Well known names were in abundance. Besides those jamming, you may spot in the audience Bruce Welch, Jet Harris, Robin Sarstedt aka Wes Sands, Peter Cozens from Jimmy Miller & The Barbecues, Lional Howard, Robbie Duke and Tony Grinham.
Meanwhile much of Joe’s career was on display in an array of photos, letters, news cuttings and recording equipment. That afternoon had marked the JMAS’s first involvement in direct action! The longstanding deadlock over the ‘tea-chest tapes’ had prompted a demo in Denmark Street featuring some familiar faces in the guise of Loopy Cooper & his Tape Monkeys, alongside a stack of tea-chests. Playing Skiffle numbers and waving placards outside Cliff Cooper’s music store, the protesters embarrassed the elusive Mr.C into agreeing to a meeting which later extracted promises concerning the tape’s future home, but nothing more. For this piece of archive footage we are indebted to our man on the spot, Tony Grinham. The picture quality is not up to our usual standard and contains some ‘picture roll’.
JMS 5 – 25th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE AT THE HOLLOWAY February 3rd 1992
Featuring Dave Kaye, Kim Roberts, Heinz, and the 304 Band
DAVE KAYE: Paralysed/Blue Suede Shoes/A Fool Such As I/In My Way/It’s Nice In’t It/All The Stars In Heaven/I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone/Girl Of My Best Friend
KIM ROBERTS: High Heel Sneakers/That’s Alright Mama/Proud Mary/Route 66/I Heard It Through The Grapevine/On Broadway/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/I’ll Prove It
HEINZ: C’mon Everybody/Twenty Flight Rock/Three Steps To Heaven/Shakin’ All Over/Teenager In Love/Summertime Blues/Just Like Eddie/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/Great Balls Of Fire/Mean Woman Blues/Hound Dog/Blue Suede Shoes
DAVE KAYE: Viva Las Vegas/Yesterday When I Were Young/Return To Sender/Can’t Help Falling In Love/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/What’d I Say/Jailhouse Rock//Hond Dog/Good Luck Charm/Keep On Running/I Can Help/Maybe Baby
ALL 3 – ENCORE Got My Mojo Workin’Walking The Dog/Memphis Tennessee/Johnny B. Goode/A Mess Of The Blues
THE 304 BAND: GARY LEPORT lead guitar, DAVE MILLEN keyboards, TERRY MANNIX bass. PETE RANDALL drums
JMS 6 – JOHN REPSCH PRESENTS THE LEGENDARY JOE MEEK BOOK LAUNCH October 30th 1989
JMS 7 – JOE’S 63rd BIRTHDAY SHOW PLUS BONUS SHOW DVD
2 disc set – Featuring Dave Watts, Danny Rivers, Tony Dangerfield & The Savages, Screaming Lord Sutch
JMS 8 – The Newent Weekend 17 – 18 October 1992 PLUS Newent October 1993
DISC 1 UNVEILING CEREMONY Followed By The Telstar Anniversary Show
CHARLES KINGSLEY CREACTION Red River Rock/Lucille/It’s All Over Now/Shakin’ All Over/March Of The Spacemen/I Can’t Get No Satisfaction/Wipe Out/Somethin’ Else/The Train Kept A’ rollin’/Summer Without Sun/What’d I Say/New Orleans
DANNY RIVERS One Night/Sweet Little Sixteen/Summertime Blues/I’m Waiting For Tomorrow/Twenty Flight Rock
THE TORNADOS Jungle Fever/Be My Baby/Robot/Shakin’ All Over/You Really Got Me/All Day And All Of The Night/Everlasting Love/Please Stay/Dragonfly/Have I The Right/That’ll Be The Day/Raining In My Heart/Diamonds/Globetrotter/The Ice Cream Man
JOHN LEYTON Wild Wind/Johnny Remember Me/Son This Is She/Johnny Remember Me
DISC 2 NEWENT OCTOBER 1993
SCORPIONS Riders In The Sky/Torquay/Love On Your Lips
DANNY RIVERS Danny/It’s Only Make Believe/One Night/Sweet Little Sixteen/Little Sister/Blue Suede Shoes
RED E. LEWIS Call Me The Breeze
THE BLUE RONDOS Little Baby
Timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Telstar being at No.1 in the charts, this remarkable weekend began at Newent’s Market Square, At 4pm on the Saturday, 200 people assembled outside Joe’s birthplace at No.1 for the unveiling of a commemorative plaque. A preliminary speech by John Repsch explained why Joe’s pioneering achievements and his rocky relationship with the record industry merited him the honour. Then brother Eric carried out the unveiling, it was a proud moment for the Meek family, the people of Newent and the JMAS.
In the evening, the Telstar Anniversary show was held at the George Hotel. Taken the stage after dj Tony Chance’s warm-up were Danny Rivers, The Charles Kingsley Creation, Clem Cattini & The Tornados and ‘Suprise’ guest John Leyton. The lure of performing at an ideal venue in front of an equally ideal audience had proved irresistible to the actor/singer who had been contemplating a come-back after a 28 – year absence. The 200-strong turn-out loved it all.
The following morning was more sedate. Joe’s niece Sandra Smith, conducted a sunlit walk around the most relevant Meek landmarks; the old cattle market and cherry orchard; No.1 High Street; Picklenash School; and Newent lake. A poignant visit to the Cemetery rounded off a memorable weekend.
JMS 9 – The 3rd Annual Christmas Show at The Holloway, Sunday December 13th 1992
Featuring The Starstedt Brothers, The Scorpions and Gerry Temple
THE SARSTEDT BROTHERS Three Cups/Altogether Now/Worlds Apart Together/Well I Ask You/Forget Me Not/Boys Cry/My Resistance Is Low/Where Do You Go To My Lovely/Frozen Orange Juice/There’s Lots Lots More Where This Came From/Mellowed Out
ROBIN SARSTEDT guitar / vocals PETER SARSTEDT guitar / vocals
THE SCORPIONS Riders In The Sky/Torquay/Bye Bye Johnny/Well All Right/Shakin’ All Over/Swingin’ Low/Roll Over Beethoven/Johnny B. Goode
GERRY TEMPLE Money/High-Heel Sneakers/No More Tomorrows/Seventeen Come Sunday/Summertime Blues/Walking The Dog (with Duffy Power & Danny Rivers
THE SCORPIONS Temptation/Two Brothers/Summer Holiday/Telstar/Last Chance/Little Queenie/Guitar Boogie/Swingin’ Low/Riders In The Sky
JOHN BARBER lead guitar / bass / vocals, TED BARBER lead guitar / bass / vocals, IVOR KNIGHT drums / vocals
Where else could you see The Scorpions and Robin Sarstedt playing on the same bill? Probably nowhere. And that is just one of the delights of bringing together acts that were recorded by Joe Meek. Another one is in seeing them breathing new life into old songs that the JMS know so well, and which to the rest of the world are totally unheard of ! “Three Cups” is a prime examble, and starts off this dvd of musical memories. The infectious dueting of Robin ( Wes Sands ) Sarstedt and his brother Peter takes us through there hits, including the million-selling “Where Do You Go To My Lovely”, plus those of there brother Eden Kane. They are succeeded by The Scorpions who without a doubt are a top-class instrumental outfit, and their two showstoppers, “Swingin’ Low” and “Riders In The Sky”, are the ones to watch out for. When that long lost wanderer Gerry Temple joins them, he sounds nothing like Neil Sedaka-type he was on his records, But who cares when he can set the audience in stitches by describing how Joe made him practise the “Seventeen Come Sunday” chuckle’ for 2 hours? All this and the icing on the cake – an impromptu apperance by 50’s star Duffy Power with Danny Rivers on “Walking The Dog”. Well, that’s rock ‘n’ roll.
JMS 10 – AN EVENING WITH CHAS & BOB – Filmed at County Hall Hertford Tuesday 11th June 1996
Featuring Billy Gray, Danny Rivers, The Outlaws, Mike Berry, The Bruvvers, Russ Ballard, Katie and Paul, Bob Graham’s Jazz Experience, Chas Hodges
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BILLY GRAY Johnny B. Goode/Move It
DANNY RIVERS 20 Flight Rock
THE OUTLAWS San Francisco Bay/Swingin’ Low
MIKE BERRY Don’t You Think It’s Time/Tribute To Buddy Holly/The Sunshine Of Your Smile/High School Confidential/Rave On
THE BRUVVERS Bony Moronie/I’m Henry The Eighth I Am/Hava Naglia/Picture Of You
RUSS BALLARD God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll To You/I Don’t Believe In Miracles/Hold Your Head Up
KATE & PAUL Shine All Around Me/Elect-delia
BOB GRAHAM’S JAZZ EXPERIENCE Tenor Madness/Caravan
CHAS HODGES Gertcha/Margate/Lucille/Ain’t No Pleasing You
JMS 11 – Return To Holloway Road and Tribute To Joe Meek November 10th 1991
Featuring Screaming Lord Sutch, Cliff Bennett & The the Rebel Rousers, The Honeycombs, Mike Berry, Heinz, The Moontrekkers, Danny Rivers, The Tornados
Screaming Lord Sutch Roll Over Beethoven
Cliff Bennett & Rebel Rousers Slow Down/One Way Love
The Honeycombs La Bamba/Have I The Right
Mike Berry Oh Boy/Heartbeat
Heinz Teenager In Love
The Moontrekkers Green Onions
Danny Rivers Can’t You Hear My Heart
The Moontrekkers Night Of The Vampire
Screaming Lord Sutch Jack The Ripper
The Tornados Telstar
On Sunday November 10th 1991, 24 years after Joe Meek’s death, a hundred curious people made a pilgrimage to his famous Holloway Road address. For the first time, rooms which for most had been confined to photographs, film footage and vagaries of the imagination were suddenly there for real, hardly altered in lay-out since Joe’s days, and it was a matter of reinvesting them with an image of how they had once been. Walking the floors where he had walked, exploring the rooms where he lived and worked and where all those dramas had unfolded three decades past, seemed a little unreal and left people wondering how so much could have happened in so small space. But happen it did, and his artistes were there to verify it.
The nostalgia, excitement and poignancy of this historic visit are captured here on this 31-minute recording.
JMS 12 – JOE MEEK 40th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Featuring The Packabeats, The Scorpions, The Honeycombs, Bobby Rio, The Tornados, Cliff Bennett, Craig Douglas, John Leyton
The Packabeats, The Scorpions, The Honeycombs, Bobby Rio, The Tornados, Cliff Bennett, Craig Douglas, John Leyton
PART 1 Introduced By Rob Bradford
The Packabeats Evening In Paris/Teardrop/Rave On/The Traitors/Gypsy Beat
The Scorpions Temptation/Tribute To Buddy Holly/Swingin’ Low/Two Brothers/Riders In The Sky
The Honeycombs Totem Pole/I Can’t Stop
Bobby Rio The Other Side Of The Track/Boy Meets Girl/Value For Love
The Honeycombs That’s The Way/Is It Because/Colour Slide/Have I The Right
Rob Bradford Introduces Bruce Welch
The Tornados Jungle Fever/Be My Baby
Cliff Bennett Slow Down/Got To Get You Into My Life
Craig Douglas Teenager In Love/When My Little Girl Is Smiling/Only Sixteen
The Tornados Robot/Stupid Cupid/Globetrotter/Telstar
John Leyton Shout Shout/Wild Wind/Make Love To Me/Son This Is She/Sea Cruise/Johnny Remember Me
JMS 13 – WELCOME TO MEEKSVILLE
Featuring Marc Robinson, Clem Cattini, The Triumphs, Dave Kaye
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Marc Robinson: Peggy Sue/Heartbeat/Everyday/That’ll Be The Day/Brown Eyed Handsome Man/True Love Ways/It’s So Easy/Not Fade Away/It Doesn’t Matter Anymore/Rave On
Clem Cattini Speaks….
Mary George – “Muscles” performance art
The Triumphs: Just Like Eddie/Green Jeans/A House, A Car and A Wedding Ring/The Coalman’s Lament/Night Of The Vampire/Only The Heartaches
Presentation to Roger Lavern and Clem Cattini
The Triumphs: Jack The Ripper/Tribute To Buddy Holly/Please Stay/Wipeout
Dave Kaye & The Triumphs: All Shook Up/He’ll Only Hurt You/It’s Now Or Never
Clem Cattini & The Triumphs: Telstar/Shakin’ All Over
Clem Cattini Interview
The Triumphs: Johnny Remember Me/Here Come The Good Times/North Wind (Chick Lewis)/North Wind (Houston Wells)/Tell Laura I Love Her/Putting On The Style/Poison Ivy/Sweet Little Sixteen
Dave Kaye & The Triumphs: Have I The Right
The Triumphs: Telstar
Due to a fault on one of the cameras used for ‘Meeksville’ there are
occasional picture disturbances. This is not a fault in the DVD. We
apologise for this and hope it does not spoil your enjoyment of a