Hollies - Rockin Robin
I just found this live clip from New Musical Express Concert back in the day.
This was the first UK Invasion band I ever saw live. It was '65.
This was their opener and it KILLED!!! majorly so...
i've tried to share here that Graham Nash was a credible rocker,
which is hard to prove considering CSN which for the most part I've avoided
all their careers post Byrds and a few Steve things...
Little Richard was on the bill and Jimi was with him.
It was quite a mind-blower for a kid around 14 years old.
I don't know how it will translate sonic-wise or otherwise, but this
killed and stunned me Live. It was the first 'long hair' UK pop group I'd
ever seen (I knew their radio hits) and the only UK act on the bill aside
from The Hullaballoos, who were actually super great with that lightning
fast Buddy Holly stuff; totally insane drummer that really ripped it up.
I could see King Curtis (the most excellent House Band leader for most
of the acts in the revue type line-up) grinning at his other musicians.
they were older and very experienced cat and here's this skinny pimply
kid with outrageous very long dyed platinum blonde hair...an easy
mark for raised eyebrows and those little 'shunning' type 'eyeroll' sorta looks, but the kid had mettle and went insane on the kit and it impressed
those old black r&b studio pros; and those kids too. including mois.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-04-17 06:19 by hopkins.