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10 March 2010


Love the pics

I bought my first electric bass not long after I left school. I learnt to play the thing, and enjoyed thegigging. Someway back people began to ask "why did you pick the bass?" Simple answer. The day
I heard Cliff Richard's first LP 'Cliff' that
'was it.' Jet with his Framus bass playing those amazing bass lines through his
equally amazing Pepe Rush bass equipment stole my musical passion for
Then he bought that Fender Precision and took it on a big journey through rock and roll music that is still rolling .
Play that LP today - it still holds out as
as benchmark to his life in music and
bass playing history.

Peter: I love your tale. It's such an iconic memory for anyone who came of age in Britain in the late 50s and early 60s.

Greg O.

P.S. Off topic, Nathan J. Hulse has set up a Rapiers Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/TheRapiers If you're using Twitter or know someone who does, become a Rapiers follower there.

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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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