Sunday 1 May 1966. On Saturday night I gave the Birdcage a miss again – Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers, following the James Royal Set on Friday. There were Records on Sunday but I went off with a bunch of mates to spend the first day of the new month on Hayling beach – and I went for a swim. Can you imagine a sea swim today? The weather that weekend (not in those days a Bank Holiday) I recorded as “sunny and hot”!
“Shotgun Wedding” headed the Record Mirror’s R&B charts and among the rarities were Garnet Mimms’ “I’ll take good care of you”, “Tired of being lonely” by the Sharpees, Jimmy Smith’s version of “Mojo”, and another instrumental cover, “In the Midnight Hour” by Little Mac & the Boss.