The Guardian has an article about photographer Philippe Chancel documenting French street gangs of the early 80s.
Here’s a set of photos he took. One features Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats, in about 1981. Another one is showing Brian Setzer.
Here’s a video about the Pittsburgh Doo Wop scene which produced The Del Vikings, who 24 years later inspired the name of a Paris rockabilly street gang.
p.s.: speaking of France
Guitarist, record producer and songwriter who co-wrote The Dark End of the Street and worked with Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and Tammy Wynette
When New England fishers complained of working harder and harder to catch fewer and fewer fish, Spencer Baird assembled a scientific team to investigate. Though a fishery failure would once have seemed inconceivable, Baird wrote in his report, “an alarming decrease of the shore-fisheries has been thoroughly established by my own investigations, as well as by evidence of those whose testimony was taken.” Continue reading
Dionysus Records inaugural 78 RPM release does the label proud. Roots/exotica/rockabilly master Skip Heller returns to the imprint with Heller’s Hot 5
It was like a sequel to a bad movie.
Hackney Brewery and food waste charity Feedback link up to launch quality pale ale that’s made from surplus loaves of bread
Brant from Climate Truth writes, “A fishing boat captain, a restaurateur, and a Cuban refugee being displaced by rising seas in South Florida are setting off for New Hampshire next week to ha…
Tiki cocktails are making a comeback, but where and when did the trend take root? We take a brief look at the history of tiki cocktails and bars in the U.S.
I’m following TK Smith’s creations on Flickr and his blog. Now he created a completely originally designed guitar and it looks like something I would play. I know I like the sound of his pick-ups in Teles and Höfners and what have you. Maple is a great wood for Rockabilly guitar bodies. The thing I don’t get yet are those odd strap attachment-devices.