On The Beat
Mersey Beat Visits Film Set
By George Jones
May 8 1964
TWO RATTLES ALBUMS
Several issues ago we mentioned an LP which the Rattles had recorded in Germany and intended to obtain copies for our readers.
We now have news that the album, entitled 'The Rattles Twist At The Star Club', will now be released on the Philips label later this month.
Decca have already issued a Rattle EP which contains the following titles: 'I'm Talking About You', 'Memphis Tennessee', 'Money' and 'Everybody Loves A Lover.'
The EP is one of a series recorded at the Star Club. The series, entitled 'Teenbeat', also has Kingsize Taylor & the Dominoes with the following titles: 'All Around The World', 'Slippin' And Slidin'", 'You Can't Sit Down'
and 'Hello Josephine.'
The last album in the series features the Bobby Patrick Big 6 with the titles: 'The Dog', 'Green Onions', 'Roly Poly' and 'Fanny Mae.'
STONES FOR STATES
Mick Jagger, vocalist with the Rolling Stones, who caused a near-riot when they appeared at Birkenhead Majestic Ballroom last week, told Mersey Beat: "We are off to the States in June and naturally we are thrilled at the prospect."
When the boys return from America they will be making a film in July, and there ate plans for a major nationwide tour "sometime in the autumn", said
He added that the group had no immediate plans for another recording session.
Talking of the Orbison tour - the 'Big O' is making no secret of the fact that he's delighted to be back in England again.
He told me: "This is the third time I've been here, and right from the start it struck me how everybody seemed to love pop music.
"I toured with the Beatles way back, and we really got on like a house on fire. The same with the Searchers on my following trip. I remember them taking me to a football match and explaining what it was all about. But to be honest, I didn't really understand."
I've had many talks with the Beatles and the Searchers about Roy and there's no doubt that they hold him in the highest esteem.
He's been seeing a lot of both groups during his current stay, and the fun has certainly been something to watch.
By the way - Roy reports that Ed Sullivan didn't give the Searchers much of a build-up on his show recently. They played their numbers...and that was that.
Mersey Beat Beatles photo by Tony Ferrigno.
Editor's Note: 'On The Beat' was a regular column in Mersey Beat. George Jones was the pseudonym of Liverpool journalist Alan Smith who had to use an alias because he was working at the New Musical Express at the Time. His wife Mavis later became assistant to Derek Taylor at the Apple press office.