We were booked to go to Japan this year and we sadly decided to cancel our trip. Our other plans were to go to the Pacific Northwest next year, so we just switched it up. On our itinerary was Seattle, Portland and Vancouver.
The weather was apocalyptic this particular day. We had just had a marathon of record shopping. Our friend then took us to his favorite local bar where there was a record console for the customer's use and we had a record party, with root beer and playing all the records we had just bought! What better way to pass the afternoon when it's so gray outside?
I found two Johnny and the Hurricanes records at this shop!
I just watched Telstar the Joe Meek Story and I found out something exciting about one of my favorite songs: Johnny Remember Me.
First, I didn't know it was produced by Joe Meek. Second the song was a message from beyond! Apparently from Buddy Holly, written down by Geoff Goddard. The author was heavily into Spiritualism, which had it's heyday in Edwardian days in England (I didn't know it was still popular in the '50's). Gotta love those wee gee boards and seances!
Here's one of my favorite versions by The Meteors.
The movie Telstar was pretty good, although we think it may have taken some serious liberties concerning the relationship between Joe Meek and Heinz. Heinz always denied anything between him and Joe, but now he's passed away and maybe Hollywood took some liberties to make a more salacious story line?