Spike Priggen (AKA "Cookie" of Bedazzled.tv and Scopitones.com) will be DeeJaying at Sidecar on 5th Avenue in Brooklyn every other Thursday starting January 10th. I'll be "spinning" everything from Freakbeat to Dub, up to and including Glam, Bubblegum, Pop-Psych, Sunshine Pop, Garage Rock, Girl Groups, British Invasion, Punk, New Wave, Northern Soul, Ska, Funk, Soundtracks & other great musics of the 60's, 70's, 80's and beyond. Also expect to see some obscure Mod Retro Video action, courtesy of Bedazzled.tv on the monitors. Link to FaceBook Event page.
Rockabilly Pioneers Johnny & Jimmy Lee Fautheree - On "The Country Show" (1956) Color!
People like to knock Dick Clark, how he instituted the Teen cleancut idols over the earlier grittier Rock rebels, BUT ... Actually he really was part of the environment and sub-culture; he had some of the best artists of the day like the Coasters, Isley Brothers, Chuck Berry, Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, Ronnie Hawkins... and Eddie Cochran here sittin' in the Balcony when the hits were new and just out fresh, when these Rock'n'Roll artists were at the peak of their powers! Let's give DC some credit, his American Bandstand was seminal : ("Eddie Cochran Rules", like I alway say!)