Working on a SOUTHERN ROCK PILGRIMAGE TOUR OF NEW YORK CITY and LONDON.
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Robert Register http://robertoreg.blogspot.com
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN has placed tribute plaques to famous rockers who performed there
BILL GRAHAM'S FILLMORE EAST at 105 2nd Avenue
STEVE PAUL'S THE SCENE 301 W. 46TH STREET AT THE CORNER OF 8TH AVENUE:
a maze of cellar walls and passageways....
"I believe that we followed THE DOORS.
Meaning that we appeared there the week after them.
We were paid $700 for ten days.I remember that it cost $10.00 a day to park our car and trailer
The Doors got $700 for a week and their record was #1 in the country at the time
Steve Paul liked us so much that he brought us back for $750 and I think that we once got $1,000 for a week.
I tried to get more money out of him one time since we were going to be in or near New York and we really wanted to play there and he told me that $1,000 was the most he would ever pay and that there were only two groups that he would pay that much for .
The Candymen and The Jeff Beck Group which incidentally had a young singer by the name of Rod Stewart."
Need all information concerning the Beatles' mansion at #3 Seville Row, Abbey Road Studios, The Apple Boutique at 94 Baker Street and Magic Alex's Apple Electronics Workshop.
JIM MARSHALL, founder of MARSHALL AMPLIFIERS
By 1964 Jim had to expand again and the first proper Marshall factory opened in Hayes with 6000 sq. ft. and 16 people making 20 amplifiers a week.
Marshalls were only available to customers at first from his own shop in Hanwell then, as word spread, Jim offered them to other retailers in the South of England while his friend Johnny Jones of "Jones and Crossland" in Birmingham Distributed them in the north of England from late '63. This arrangement continued for about 18 months until 1965 when Jim signed an exclusive Worldwide distribution agreement with Rose-Morris that was to last for about 15 years. Consequently, Johnny lost the rights to distribute Marshall so Jim introduced the "Park" line of amplifiers for Johnny to distribute as a favour.
It was now 1965. Britain was revelling in the hysteria of the "Beat Boom", America was succumbing to the "British Invasion"....... and Pete Townshend needed a bigger amp. Jim put Ken to work on the prototype 100 watt head.
"Jimi said that he wanted to use Marshall gear and that he was also going to be one of the top people in the world at this type of music. I thought he was just another one trying to get something for nothing, but in the next breath he said that he wanted to pay for everything he got. I thought he was a great character, I got on very well with him and he was our greatest ambassador. I saw him play about three times, and I saw him at the first sort of major concert which was at Olympia with Jimi Hendrix, The Move and Pink Floyd. I was very impressed by him as a musician; it was something new to me. I also went out with Ken and saw bands like The Who and Cream".