Bluebottle Boys (Volume 2) — Chapter 26, Edgbaston and Birmingham (UK), 11 April 1962: “All Night, All Day, Someone’s watching Over Me” (Part2P

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[Note: The featured picture is of the musical ornaments discussed in this post, in J.S. Back’s own handwriting.] I deduced that the book had been written by J.S. Bach, no doubt Johann Sebastian Bach, and that it had something to do with Wilhelm Friedemann Bach – whoever he was – likely a son or nephew […]

The Bluebottle Boys (Volume 2) — Chapter 25: Ladywood, 10 April 1962: Shades in the Fog, Part 1

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 “Baboooooos,” Rashmi called to us in a sing-song voice. Stan rolled his eyes. “Ignore her, mates.” “Sanjiiiiiiit. Reggiiieeeee. Eeeeeeeyan. Turn ’round y’prats.” The last didn’t sound pretty, sing-song like, or anything other than irritated and insistent. Against Stan’s orders, I turned around. Rashmi was pointing to a car parked by the curb – and not […]

The Bluebottle Boys (Volume 2) — Chapter 24, Birmingham (UK), 10 April 1962: The King & Queen of Rock’n’Roll [excerpt 1 of 5]

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[Sorry, you’ll still have to get both volumes of The Bluebottle Boys to get the complete story of how The Bluebottle Boys and their new friends from Ladywood slip into the rock concert of the year, with American rockers Desmond Shaddowe and Linda Faye billing themselves as The King and Queen of Rock’n’roll (at least […]