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31 July 2009


Cheers once again for the mention Greg. It should be noted however that the bass player in the photo is Mark James from Nottingham, who has done sterling work depping on quite a few of our gigs in between line-ups etc. A top bloke and musician.

Well, if it hadn't been for Greg's postings on the Internet I might never have woken up to the talents of The Shakers. He has a happy knack of coming of unearthing some previously undiscovered R 'n' R and Beat gems. The Rapiers are blessed with the finest website poster on the 60s circuit. Know other acts are envious!

Blush. Thanks, Ralph and Tony. The proof, as they say, is in the grooves (or blaring off the stage amps). I can never get enough.

Awww-heartily agree Greg! Big ol' thanks as ever from us for doing all this! Hope we see ya soon again. And lovely to see Tony Shaker with his lovely lady at the show in Fleetwood yesterday eve, resplendent as ever in 60's gear to make even the hardiest of Harry Fenton customers jealous!

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Rapiers Favourites

  • Ace Cafe London
    Great English fry-ups on the North Circular, real Rapiersland.
  • Ace Records
    Re-issuers of "1961", originally issued in 1987.
  • Amersham Rock 'n' Roll Club
    See the stars up close and personal at this Buckinghamshire hot spot.
  • Fury Records
    The rock 'n' roll specialty label behind most of The Rapiers' recordings.
  • Joe Meek Society
    Delve into the life and times of Britain's 1st independent record producer.
  • Joe Meek Yahoo! Group
    Ongoing discussion of Meekdom news and happenings.
  • John Leyton
    "Johnny Remember Me", "Wild Wild" and "Son This Is She" are his hits, spectacularly rendered by The Rapiers.
  • Kaisers
    Musical kin to The Rapiers, pride of Scotland, Beatmeisters first class.
  • Liam Watson
    White Coat proprietor of Toe Rag Studios, our lads' preferred recording studio.
  • Mike Berry
    Another original from the Joe Meek stable of stars.
  • My Generation Yahoo! Group
    Focusing on '60s BritPop stars like The Searchers.
  • Official Monster Raving Loony Party
    Founded by Screaming Lord Sutch, OMRLP offers voters sense and sensibility at each by-election.
  • Palm Door Films
    LA-based documentarians behind "A Life in the Death of Joe Meek".
  • Pipeline Magazine
    The instrumental rock review also sponsors an annual Easter convention.
  • Shadow Music
    Ground Zero for all things Shadows: music, comment, clubs and more.
  • Telstar The Movie
    The Rapiers make bit cameos in director Nick Moran's 2009 biopic of the rise and fall of producer Joe Meek.
  • YouTube
    Saving you the trouble of keying in "Rapiers".


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