Does Oscar Know About It?

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I’ve been to London and found a new book: Francis Beckett & Tony Russell** 1956:The YEAR THAT CHANGED BRITAIN

It seems rather fine (been reading it on the train back)

No pix but lots of stuff about politics, pop, movies, murder, cricket and Pompey – at least two mentions (1) Disappearance of ‘Buster’ Crabbe and (2) British Rock & Roll starts with Tony Crombie & His Rockets in Portsmouth

(** top Blues writer)

And talking of 1956:

Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

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  1. Ok Dave, you’ve got me sussed ! Yes, it’s on it’s way from Amazon !!
    Today’s arrivals were the Etta James 70 track anthology and the Tubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry dvd (produced by my mate Mark Baxter and Lee Cogswell). I’m looking forward to viewing / listening to them both.
    Now you’re so heavily into skiffle, have you read :- The Skiffle Craze by Mike Dewe (foreword by Chris Barber )? It’s an excellent book and all the’extras’ (discography, bibliography etc.) are very good. It handles the ‘skiffle into pop’ dimension very concisely. There are lots of really nice photos – including some of Leadbelly , and ,guess what, Cyril Davies gets four mentions !!

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