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  1. A wonderful read. The chapter on Pee Wee Marquette is priceless!
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Around 1960 in the company of fellow student Jack Massarik, later to be jazz correspondent of the Evening Standard, I met Ray Ellington at a Tubby Hayes Quartet session in a Manchester cellar club. Ray told us that his favourite music was what Hayes was playing, but that he had to make a living, so played what you hear on the Goons records. Max Geldray was one hell of an (unsung) harmonica player.
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Remember seeing them one afternoon in Scott's old place in Gerrard Street. Nice music! Malcolm Cecil (bs, 2nd from right) has now left these shores. Tom 1960 discovered him in an upstate NY gig a couple of years ago.