Rock 'n' roll ace at village hall

WRENINGHAM'S Starfighter Rock 'n' Roll Club is hosting one of the UK's original 1950s Rock 'n' Roll recording artists on Friday. Terry Wayne, a star of the famous 6.

WRENINGHAM'S Starfighter Rock 'n' Roll Club is hosting one of the UK's original 1950s Rock 'n' Roll recording artists on Friday.

Terry Wayne, a star of the famous 6.5 Special and Oh Boy TV shows who has not performed in the UK for almost 40 years is appearing at Wreningham Village Hall as one of three appearances in the UK, the other two being York and Bristol.

He will be supported by the Rhythm Aces.

One of the first young British Rock 'n' Roll stars of the 1950s, he was discovered while playing with his father at a Sunday evening concert in Plumstead, South London and signed to appear on TV's 6.5 Special. A call to the BBC from Columbia's Norrie Paramor led to a recording contract.


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Terry, one of the first artistes in the UK to follow the more Rockabilly side of the 'new' Rock 'n' Roll, cut a good cover of Carl Perkins Matchbox and Your True Love as his first single.

The record was released on Terry's 16th birthday in September 1957 and despite not being a hit led to more appearances on the 6.5 Special and variety tours.

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More records followed for Columbia including the self-penned Slim Jim Tie, backed by Plaything and Carl Perkins All Mama's Children. Three more singles followed including one of the first British covers of Don Gibson's Lonesome Me.

Terry was also included on the 6.5 Special album and released an EP on Columbia titled The Terrific Terry Wayne. In 1959 Terry along with Chas McDevitt (of Chas & Dave fame ) was chosen to replace the disgraced Jerry Lee Lewis on his tour with the Treniers. He appeared in Norwich at the Carlton on June 12.

With the changes in the music scene, UK work dried up and Terry Wayne tried his luck abroad, finally settling where he currently lives in Sweden.

Contact 01603 812637 or mobile 07736 779585. The cost is £10 per person on the door and the event starts at 8pm.

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