Mudcat Café message #1598522 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35666   Message #1598522
Posted By: wilbyhillbilly
06-Nov-05 - 05:22 AM
Thread Name: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
Back in the sixties when groups were travelling up and down the M1 motorway (then practically empty at night) I met Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers in the service area cafe, he had just recorded Got To Get You Into My Life and kept feeding the juke box and playing it over and over again.

Also met Unit 4 Plus Two, Dusty Springfield, The Animals plus loads of others,

Don't know if anyone has heard of Geno Washington, but when he came over as a servicemen (very young man) he was at Bentwaters/Woodbridge base and we used to perform as a group at various venues on base, he actually joined our group and we had great fun travelling locally with him and myself as vocalists. I will always remember him putting his arm round me one night and saying "you and me Johnnie, we're going places" well, HE did, I'm still here.

My claim to fame is 1970 Guinness Book Of Records, World Champion Disc Jockey Marathon, 267 hours Non-stop. (11 days 11 Nights). Wish I could do it now.