DUANE EDDY CIRCLE CONVENTION 27 MAY 2018 AMERSHAM ROCK & Roll CLUB
THE 2018 DUANE EDDY CIRCLE CONVENTION
With one of the best attendances ever the 2018 Convention is regarded as one of the best ever.
Here's a rundown of the event:-
All attendees received a commemorative badge
DUANE EDDY CONVENTION VIDEO LIST
1. WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN
2. DANCE WITH THE DEVIL
3. LEE HAZLEWOOD/LESTER SILL/STEVE DOUGLAS EARLY REMINISCENCES
4. AN UNISSUED TRACK
5. TOP 10 MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AS VOTED BY MEMBERS
6. ELVIS MEETS DUANE
7. 40 YEARS OF CONVENTION RARE MUSICAL MEMORIES
8. ROBERT FINLEY - YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO RIGHT (NEW VIDEO)
9. DIXIE DYNAMITE - SPECIAL EXCERPTS
10. FIVE FILM TRAILERS
11. DUANE EDDY– I GOT A WOMAN
12. DUANE EDDY - HARPER VALLEY PTA
13. BILLY FALCON & DUANE EDDY - SHE WON’T
14. DUANE EDDY - CABARAY
15. KING OF A ONE HORSE TOWN LIVE
16. SONGS FROM NAMM JAN18
17. SONGS FROM VLV 21 APRIL18
18. WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN
Mike Richards (founder of the circle) gave a short talk on how the convention was originated between video sets 1 and 2 and Philip Pell gave an acoustic set between sets 2 and 3 with 'Along Came Linda',
After the third video set we cut the cake!
Then"The Twang Gang" played a set of one hour and thirty minutes.
Here is the set list:-
PHILIP PELL LEAD GUITAR:-
'May The Circle Be Unbroken',
'Miss Twist', 'Trambone', '
Lost Friend', '
House Of The Rising Sun'
ROD CARTER LEAD GUITAR:-
'The Lonely One', '
Cannon Ball', '
Theme For Something Really Important',
'Route #1', '
The Twist', '
Dream Lover', and '
PHILIP PELL LEAD GUITAR:-
'Play Me Like You Play Your Guitar',
'Peace In The Valley',
'Ring Of Fire',
'Hard Times' and
'May The Circle Be Unbroken'
THE TWANG GANG
Lead Guitar: Philip Pell, Rod Carter
Steel/Rhythm: Spencer Scott, Sax: Martin Waller
Piano: John Beasley, Synthesizer: Don Gould
Drums: Craig Backway, Bass: Phil Nixon
The Gang Girls: Tracy Graham and Zoe Nicholas
The annual raffle, hint of UK tour in October and some nice presentations ended a most successful day
SUNDAY 27TH MAY at THE POLISH CLUB, RAANS ROAD, AMERSHAM
1.15pm-5.30pm (doors open at 12.45)
Brought to you “Free of Charge” thanks to the amazing generosity of Alan Yates
Entry to the Convention is free to all Circle members, their family & friends!!
A limited number of tickets will be available on the door, but please order your free tickets in advance in order to facilitate the hall; so to be sure of being able to attend the Convention, please order your tickets by post from DECUK or by contacting Arthur Moir by e-mail at email@example.com
It’s an amazing thought but 40 years ago, in 1978, Mike Richards & Philip Pell teamed up with Jim Grant to put on the first Duane Eddy Circle Convention!! The concept of a Convention organised by a fan club was a very novel one back when the Circle presented its early Conventions, and the first couple of Conventions gained very pleasing media coverage in the UK.
The first Convention, at The Clarendon Court Hotel, was an amazing event, the second Convention was held at the Cora Hotel in Euston. Then it was the turn of the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho. Then there was a long residency at The International Students House in London. After a year at The Oval we “moved on” to Tutu’s, at King’s College London and now at the Polish Club in Amersham.
So what do we have in store for you at Convention 2018?? Top billing goes to "The Twang Gang", including we hope, a special appearance by the Twang Gang Girls – there will also be an acoustic set to look forward to earlier in the afternoon featuring Philip & Spence. As ever, we’ll have sales tables and our ever-popular raffle icluding some specially-autographed items.and possibly a MasterMind quiz.
Duane has had a pretty hectic year since Convention ‘17, so there’s loads of new material, including Duane appearing live with Dan Auerbach on KING OF A ONE HORSE TOWN, together with highlights from Duane’s other collaborations with the folks at Easy Eye. There’s the launch of the new 6-string bass guitar, with Duane playing snippets from his hits & tracks he has never recorded and much more.
We have shown loads of video clips of Duane over the years so if there was one clip you would especially like to see again, what would that be?? Let us know & we’ll try to accommodate. Full details of the programme will be in the May issue of Twangsville.
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