Songlines: ‘Too Much Monkey Business’

Chuck Berry didn’t tour England until May of 1964, but his songs had been in the repertoires of countless British bands for years by then, including the two biggest, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Surprisingly, ‘Too Much Monkey Business’ proved to be particular favorite. I say “surprisingly” as the song was not released in […]

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Spotlight: On Danny Kirwan

Part 1 Mike Vernon first spotted Kirwan, all of seventeen at the time, playing guitar in a trio called Boilerhouse, with Trevor Stevens on bass and Dave Terrey on drums, “…I seem to remember him playing this Watkins beginner guitar yet making these wild sounds that reminded me in a way of Lowell Fulson… I […]

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