CUDDLY KEN TO OPEN DISCO 75
CAPITAL RADIO’S zany ace DJ, Kenny Everett will now be officiating at the grand opening ceremony for Disco ’75.
Kenny, madcap hero of millions, will be cutting the tape an hour or so after the NADJ-run National DJ Convention and Exhibition opens its doors to the public at noon on Monday September 8 at London’s Bloomsbury Centre Hotel.
On the following day, as previously reported, Capital will be broadcasting live their lunchtime Cash On Delivery show, starring Kenny’s erstwhile partner in fun, Dave Cash. Other Capital stars expected to visit Disco ’75 during the two days include Roger Scott, Nicky Horne, Tommy Vance, Graham Dene, Kerry Juby, Tony Myatt, Peter Young, Greg Edwards, Mike Allen and Ian Davidson.
The free flimsy disc containing Capital jingles, exclusively revealed to RM readers last week, will also be introduced by Kenny Everett. This disc will be given to all visitors to Disco ’75, and is designed with disco and hospital jocks in mind. As now finalised, the disc begins with some foolishness from Kenny, and there then follow a great many of Capital’s jingles of various lengths, all separated by several seconds of silence.
Apart from all this, the main attraction at Disco ’75 will be the exhibition stands of virtually every major disco equipment manufacturer and of many record companies. Full details may be obtained from organiser Ben Cree, of the NADJ, at PO Box 23, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9JT (telephone 0462 50918).
FROM Theo Loyla (Banana Power Discos, Bridge, Kent): “Just before the end of Barbados I cut in with the old JOE GIBBS Hijacked (Amalgamated AMG 865, which is probably deleted). It’s good danceable Reggae which makes a topical and amusing foil to Typically.
A multitude of Misty’s
RAY STEVENS Misty (Janus) and now THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND All I Have To Do Is Dream (UA) have been so useful at MOR type gigs that I reckon a look at some other Country-fied Pop oldies could be timely. The following recent US releases are only obtainable on import at the moment, but they do deserve issue here.
RONNIE DOVE: Things (Melodyland ME 6011F).
Bobby Darin’s perky fave gets a pounding bass and strident steel along with Ronnie’s frantic rhythm hopping. Not up to the original, but a fresh approach.
BUDDY ALAN: Another Saturday Night (Capitol 4075)
Bouncily thumping Country beat improves immeasurably on Cat Stevens’s version of the Sam Cooke lilter. Definitely useable.
BUCK OWENS & SUSAN RAYE: Love Is Strange (Capitol 4100)
Mickey & Sylvia’s Rock-A-Cha adapts well to Buck & Susan’s similar simple style. Solid bass and all the original catchiness. Continue reading “August 23, 1975: Hamilton Bohannon, Ralph Carter, Jimmy Bo Horne, Howeefeel, Andy Mackay”