Calne Bike Meet (Saturday 27th July 2019)
The last time I blipped the Calne Bike Meet was in 2015. It attracts bikers from everywhere and gets bigger each year. As my cottage lies behind the main A4 road, I'd been hearing all the bikes roaring past all day, so decided to walk into town and see what was going on. There were motorbikes everywhere, people lining the pavements and public gardens, stalls selling everything from cheap tat to top quality leatherware, all kinds of food and drink, biker types with very long grey beards, ponytails and lots of leather and children playing in the river and everywhere else. I came back 45 minutes later with 45 photographs. This highly decorated Scamp vehicle caught my eye as it turned into Curzon Street.
28.7.2019 (2053 hr)
Blip #2996 (#2746 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #003
Blips/Extras In 2019 #173/265 + #064/100 Extras
Day #3411 (762 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2140 (#1981 + 159 in archived blips)
Curzon St series
Calne Bike Meet, 27 July 2019 (Flickr album of // photos)(Work in progress)
Taken with Pentax K-1 Mark II and Pentax HD P-D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6ED DC WR lens
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Elvis Presley - I Gotta Know (recorded 4 April 1960, RCA Studio B, Nashville TN)
Elvis Presley (vocal, guitar) with Boots Randolph (claves), Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Neal Matthews (guitars), Floyd Cramer (piano, organ), Gordon Stoker (piano), Bob Moore (stand-up bass), DJ Fontana, Buddy Harman (drums), the Jordanaires and Millie Kirkham (backing vocals)
I Gotta Know was co-written by a songwriter and singer cauled Paul Evans who had a band called the Curls. He had quite unforgivably written a terrible song called Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Backseat that he and the Curls had a hit with.
The first person to record I Gotta Know was Cliff Richard, on 26 July 1959. It was to be my LOTD for that day until I listened to it and realised how poor it was. He recorded a stereo version for the album Cliff Sings on 6 September which wasn't much better but had some nice guitar work from Hank Marvin of the Shadows. Paul Evans made a second demo in the style of Elvis to submit to him. It got recorded and ended up as the B-side of Are You Lonesome Tonight? in a far superior version. It nearly didn't happen as Elvis demanded his name on the composer credits as usual and Paul Evans wasn't having it, and somehow bluffed his way into not having to. I always wondered how Elvis had come to cover a Cliff Richard recording, but now I realise he had never heard of it.
Caen Hill, 21 July 2019 (Flickr album of 41 photos)
One year ago: