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03 October 2009


Priceless commentary!

Regarding "flimsy stands", when we picked up a single mod-target T-shirt from one of the racks then gently put it back, the whole stand fell over. Apparently, the thing was perfectly balanced so that if one item was touched, the whole bunch got out of kilter. Took a few minutes to gingerly replace the T-shirt so as not to disturb the equilibrium of the merchandise.

Pirates v Beatles.....sounds like THE gig I wanna go to!

Tony, wondering if the two bands ever crossed paths?

Indeed they did Greg. On a 'Riverboat Shuffle' (a regular dance cruise on the Royal Iris Mersey Ferry) The Beatles SUPPORTED Johnny Kidd's , ahem, 'crew' ;-)

Friday August 10th 1962 was the date and it was the third of the Beatles four 'Shuffle' dates.

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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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