Deke Arlon

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    Deke Arlon & The Offbeats - I Must Go And Tell Her - acetate and single mix by Joe Meek RGM

    6:33

    Acetate and single from the collection of the late Bobby Ross, who was bass player with the Offbeats. I Must Go And Tell Her b/w I Need You was considered a Joe Meek production many years ago but later dismissed. Before Bobby died he told me that they were allowed to record this single at another studio with Joe Meek's permission, on the condition that he still got to mix the finished product. At the time I didn't believe, but since going through Bobby's collection which included this acetate, it is clear that the story is true, and there is a lot of dynamic difference from the acetate to the released 45. Therefore the story is true, Joe effectively produced this 45!

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    Deke Arlon jumped from Lionel Bart to Joe Meek

    4:09

    Choosing a new stage name from the phone book

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    Deke Arlon & The Off-Beats - I Need You

    2:05

    MUSIC RIGHTS DO NOT BELONG TO ME ! This is a video I made using existing footage. This is a non commercial music devotion project.I do not own any rights nor copyright to the music nor to the images. It is only intended to promote the music !. not for commercial and not for profitable purposes. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use

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    DEKE ARLON & THE OFF - BEATS * * I NEED YOU

    2:06

    TEENSOUNDMAN * * SILKE UND JOHNY

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    Mike Leroy – “With A Little Love 1970

    2:31

    Written by Tony Romeo. Arranged by Johnny Arthey and produced by Deke Arlon.

    One of the many fabulous titles written by Tony Romeo in the late 60s and 70s. As sung by Debbie Reynolds, “With A Little Love (Just A Little Love)” was the theme from her TV show which ran on NBC in 1969-70. The show also aired in the UK generating interest in Debbie’s theme, which Pye International released as a 45.

    The cult UK TV show, “Monty Python's Flying Circus” spoofed Debbie’s TV show in a sketch entitled The Attila the Hun Show. Mike Leroy’s version was used to support that sketch.

    On disc, Mike Leroy began recording for EMI in 1964. One of his earliest releases was a Bacharach-David song, “I Forgot What It Was Like”, which had been issued in the US by Ray Peterson. In 1965, he recorded the title song to the film, “A High Wind In Jamaica” starring James Coburn and Anthony Quinn. Earlier, Mike had recorded as Roy Lee on Decca; issuing “Two Initials (In A Heart)”, a cover of a US song by Ritchie Adams.

    Other songs written by Toney Romeo: Lou Christie’s “I’m Gonna Make You Mine”, The Cowsills’ “Indian Lake” and the Partridge Family’s “I Think I Love You”.

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    My kind of people - Somebodys coming

    3:02

    This track recorded in 1970 is a fabulous slice of late 60s pop psych from the pen of Ivy Leaguer Perry Ford (real name Bryan Pugh). There's a noticeable nod in the direction of Procol Harum, but this is altogether less doom-laden. It's co-produced by Ford and the former beat group leader Deke Arlon, and arranged by the Irish organist Fiachra Trench, who I'm guessing plays keyboards here.


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    My kind of people - Nobody knows why the butterfly died

    2:54

    This track recorded in 1970 is a fabulous slice of late 60s pop psych from the pen of Ivy Leaguer Perry Ford (real name Bryan Pugh). There's a noticeable nod in the direction of Procol Harum, but this is altogether less doom-laden. It's co-produced by Ford and the former beat group leader Deke Arlon, and arranged by the Irish organist Fiachra Trench, who I'm guessing plays keyboards here.


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    The Watch Man - Arlon Bennett

    4:52

    This is a video made by one of my fans using my song The Watch Man from The Watch Man CD. She made it as a tribute to her Grandfather, and it just gets me every time... so much so that it would work as the song's official video. Thank You Natalie Ferry, and thank you Dmytro Jaremenko, (1917- 2004) for leading the kind of life that would inspire his grandaughter so.

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    Michael Cox gets his first break

    3:10

    Oh Boy did he meet Jack Good

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    Iain Gregory - Mr Lovebug - 1962 45rpm

    2:42

    His third 45, penned by Joe 'Robert Duke' Meek. Ian, as he soon after spelt it, it still a renowned ceramic sculptor working down in Dorset

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    DANNY DAVIS * * ROME WASNT BUILT IN A DAY

    2:09

    TEENSOUNDMAN * * SILKE UND JOHNY

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    Tony Powell gets picked up by a man in a car

    7:32

    Walking the street to manager of the Witch Doctor in Hastings

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    DANNY DAVIS * * YOURE MY ONLY GIRL

    1:54

    TEENSOUNDMAN * * SILKE UND JOHNY

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    The Twilights - Mr Nice

    1:59

    MUSIC RIGHTS DO NOT BELONG TO ME ! This is a video I made using existing footage. This is a non commercial music devotion project.I do not own any rights nor copyright to the music nor to the images. It is only intended to promote the music !. not for commercial and not for profitable purposes. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use

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    rockers inside phantoms walk the line

    3:03

    rockers inside phantoms walk the line(romain)

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    Dead Elvis and his One Man Grave

    2:42

    Performing live at Club Heavy Sick in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, December 2010.

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    Carol Wilson on joining the Virgin family

    3:36

    the precise art of music publishing - how Sting and the Police made the big time

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    JOE MEEK - Ciné film of caravan holiday in the early 1960s

    3:43

    Very rare footage, given to me on VHS from a copy made from Lional Howard's (Joe's boyfriend) original collection.

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    Malcolm Forrester gets the Immediate Records buzz

    3:32

    Rock Music and the Berlin Wall

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    Jackie Lynton being out on the road with Larry Parnes

    7:09

    Recalling the joys of the Sixties Package Tours

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    Roland Rennie made Beatles deals with the wild west

    5:55

    British music v. Americans in the early Sixties

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    Mina Ivanova — «Blue Rondo à la Turk» by Dave Brubeck

    2:43

    Piano: Mina Ivanova — «Blue Rondo à la Turk» by Dave Brubeck

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    Joe Meek Memorabilia

    3:10

    All these items belonged to legendary producer and song writer Joe Meek. Joe's writings, jottings and notes are on all the tape boxes. Video produced for The Joe Meek Society. All photos are © Ken Ledran
    The stills and much more are viewable at The Joe Meek Society's Virtual Museum at joemeeksociety.co.uk
    The soundtrack is from the new album Twangs For The Melody and features:
    Hit & Miss by The Secrets, Gypsy Beat by The Flames, Husky Team by The Triumphs, Lone Rider by Peter Williams and Telstar by Peter Williams.



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    Original Checkmates - The Spy / Union Pacific 1963 RGM JOE MEEK HAWKSHAW

    4:48

    Underated great double sider produced by Joe Meek from 1963. I have ripped from my vinyl copy - although available on CD, Union Pacific does not seem to be elsewhere on Youtube.

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    Shell Be Sweeter Than You by Nix Nomads F60S

    2:44

    Shell be sweeter than you performed by nix nomads

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    DANNY WILLIAMS - THE WORLD AROUND ME

    2:24

    POPCORN OLDIES SOUND
    NORTHERN SOUL


    Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, teaching, scholarship, and research.THE FIRST RECORDING BY BOWIE BOTH SIDES PRESS PLAY..

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    Arthur Sharp was a Nashville Teen and then worked for Don Arden

    6:17

    The Sixties and trying to get paid

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    Freakbeat R&B 60s David John & the mood / Klangfilm amp / Kinap / EMT field coil cartridge

    2:20

    UK Freakbeat R&B 60s!!! David John & the mood

    turntable RCA-73B tonearm Ortofon witch field coil cartridge EMT TSD-15 ( not Alnico! ) Magnit removed!!! in catridge field coil! ( Like field coil cartridge Kondo Audio Note IO-Limited ) Cartridge EMT-TSD-15 field coil working on batterey 9V

    amplifier Klangfilm KL-9401 woofer Lomo-Kinap 2A-14 field coil draiver Kinap 1A-13 Horn Klangfilm, preamplifier Heathkit AA-131 MC Transformer Leak, speaker cable from system Klangfilm Euronor 30s years, interblock cable Neumann of 1951 year!

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    John Preston gets a start with Bruces Records

    4:03

    Promotion is promotion is promotion

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    Ahmet Ertegun cleans out the Stones and AWB

    5:24

    Tales of the Atlantic Records legend

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    Patrick Pink - True To You - Unreleased 2nd February 1967

    3:11

    Patrick Pink (or Robbie Duke) with True To You, which is said to have been THE LAST song Joe Meek ever recorded, the night of 2nd February 1967. Patrick pink was Joe Meek's studio assistant, and one of 3 friends who stayed true to him, right up until the end. The 3 friends who were true to Joe were :- Patrick Pink, Dave Adams( Singer and builder of his studio at 304 Holloway Road) and Lionel Howard.

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    Heinz - Big Johnny Rhythm UNRELEASED ACETATE, JOE MEEK, RGM

    1:32

    An released demo by Heinz with unknown guitarist, possibly Ritchie Blackmore. Recorded by Joe Meek at 304 Holloway Road circa 1963.

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    Why we won the war

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    British Music - the brightest minds

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    David Howells found out how much CBS valued their archive

    2:37

    Leadbelly and Robert Johnson filed under 'skip'

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    The Hard Times I Cant Wait Till Friday Comes

    2:41

    single (1966)

    Sleeve via Popsike

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    Paul Conroy explains why you should always sign a future superstar

    2:39

    anything to stop Roger Ames signing Madonna

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    Simon Draper and the birth of Virgin Mail-Order

    4:11

    They never made any money

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    Gerry Temple - Seventeen Come Sunday - 1961 45rpm

    2:35

    The first single from Joe Meek protege Keith Degroot from Leeds, aka Gerry Temple. Written by Geoff Goddard, who's probably playing here the 304 Holloway Road piano with its drawing-pinned hammers

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    Magic Wheel - Rodd-Ken & The Cavaliers

    2:34

    The magic wheel of love will always be spinning wildly for us.

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    Peter Lincoln - My Monkey Is A Junkie - MM520 - Jun 1967

    3:08

    A young Peter Sarstedt cut his first single with Major Minor under the name Peter Lincoln, this is the B Side, My Monkey is a Junkie. The A Side is In The Day Of My Youth.

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    Geoff Goddard - My Head Goes Around - unreleased 1969

    2:42

    Unreleased recording by Geoff Goddard 1969, recorded and released by Stuart Smith and Cliff Richard

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    Holloway Road 304 - Joe Meeks place 21.04.2011

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    Stopped by yesterday to have a look at the current state of the place. The flats are empty and the windows are in poor condition, the first floor left window is broken. Was unable to get inside to have a look, the shop keepers below didn't know who owns it!

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    The Nu-Notes - Sunset

    1:52

    *STEREO*. The Nu-Notes play Sunset, a Spotnicks-style single from 1964. Roger Dean is playing lead on a guitar once owned by Bruce Welch of the Shadows.

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    lionel bart - happy endings.wmv

    2:47

    from a 7 single, the late great Lionel Bart R.I.P.

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    Jim Jidhed - You must tell her

    3:43

    Jim Jidhed. You must tell her. Track 6 from Jim album (1990).

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    Mike Smith takes on the Decca Records A&R job

    3:49

    Trying to bring a bit of glamour into a moribund company

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    TWANG - you and that guy

    1:07

    from the secret vaults of TWANG (Tender War Against Non Groovers)

    This recording features:

    Bart: vocals + guitar
    Robin : drums or bass?
    Tobi : bass or drums?
    Snarf : guitar

    Recorded somewhere in the 90's

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