Exclusive: Paul McCartney on the early days in new documentary ‘Get Back’

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Featuring previously unseen footage of Paul McCartney among others, Get Back documents the history of the Liverpool music scene from the post-war years to the present day. In the golden period of Merseybeat, the city was host to more than 1,000 bands and 500 venues as well as being home to the UK’s largest country [...]

The new issue of Vintage Rock magazine is on sale now!

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The new issue of Vintage Rock magazine is on sale now! In Store £5.99 or online (£6.99 Incl.P&P) First up, we’re bringing a little bit of summer with us as our cover feature explores the surf rock roots of The Beach Boys. There’s a whole lot more to the band’s sound than their landmark album [...]

Top 40 Unsung Uk Artists: No.23 – Kim Roberts

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Kim Roberts’ recording career began at Joe Meek’s RGM studio in London’s Holloway Road after Heinz, his principal protégé, lodged at her parents’ guest house in Halifax. Until then, her performances had been confined to the immediate neighbourhood, but, attracted by Kim’s coltish charms, Heinz arranged an audition with Meek, who supervised her first single, [...]

Top 40 Unsung Uk Artists: No.4 – Dave Berry

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First, he was one of The Dominoes, a Sheffield duo of Everly Brothers persuasion, and then victor of a holiday camp jiving contest before his absorption into The Chuck Fowler Rhythm And Blues Band. This combo had mutated into Dave Berry and the Cruisers by 1960, when the nation at large first saw Dave via [...]

Long live Vinyl – Album Of The Week: The Sonics – 50

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    Light In The Attic Records are celebrating a half-century of blistering Pacific Northwest rock’n’roll with a three-LP boxed set by the Sonics – easily one of the most essential releases to be offered during the recent Black Friday Record Store Day. The first two platters reproduce the band’s seminal Here Are The Sonics! [...]

Vintage Rock writer John Howard pays tribute to Scotty Moore

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The guitar that changed the world has been silenced. Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley’s legendary guitarist has died at 84. Scotty, a semi-regular visitor to the UK, had been in poor health for most of this year. Not only did he feature on Elvis Sun and RCA releases, he also appeared with the King on the [...]

Enjoy a FREE Elvis Live in the 50s CD & Book set

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This box set is the ultimate tribute to Elvis Presley documenting his shows from the 1950′s. The 3 CD’s represent for the first time ever, the release of the complete collection of archival live concert recordings (including rare interviews and the recently discovered new material) by Elvis Presley in the 1950′s. All of the 82 [...]

Elvis guitarist Scotty Moore dies

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Legendary rock’n’roll guitarist Scotty Moore has died at the age of 84. Moore, who was a member of Elvis Presley’s original backing band, died in Nashville on Tuesday after months of ill health. A hugely influential figure in rock’n’roll, Scotty played on dozens of Presley classics including Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog and Heartbreak Hotel. [...]

Vintage Rock Issue 24 Out Now + FREE CD!

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On sale now in store (£5.99) and online: http://bit.ly/28PFM6N ( £7.40 P&P Incl.) Here’s an interesting fact: Elvis’s cherished collection of 78s contained within it far more rhythm and blues records than anything else, by a long stretch. Elvis clearly adored R&B, and Johnny Ace, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, ‘Big Mama’ Thornton, The Dominoes, Lowell Fulson, [...]

Win! 3 x bear family records 10″ record bundle

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Bear Family Records are renowned as purveyors of the finest reissues in the business for very good reason indeed, and this issue we have an extra-special treat from this venerable house for three lucky competition winners. That’s right, the ever-friendly folk over at BF headquarters have offered up a sumptuous bounty of strictly mail-order only, [...]