Rockabilly & Rock ‘n’ Roll

In the late Seventies, I apparently had a bit of a conflict of interest. That’s the trouble with being open-minded about your music of choice. Seems some tribes don’t like you being involved with another, and on several occasions I was chased through the streets Glasgow by either punks or Teds, depending on what style of clothing I was wearing.

No wonder I was a semi-decent athlete – all those extra, impromptu training sessions!

I’ve gone here with two of my favourites of the time – indeed they still are.

Above, Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers were just such an incendiary live act. But more than that, they managed somehow to bring that same aggression and atmosphere to their recordings.

Below is the man, who for me, was The King of rock ‘n’roll – and I’m not having any debates. Eddie Cochhrane.