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The Push – The Soundtrack

I’ve been a 50s/60s music tragic for most of my life, so compiling the soundtrack for the launch of The Push will let me subject punters to all of my AM radio favourites:  Gene Vincent, Lonnie Donegan, Neil Sedaka, Everley Brothers, the Big Bopper, Johnny O’Keefe, Bill Haley*.  Oh yes.  I’ve also thown in a few pre-fame Beatles tracks – Long Tall Sally and (slightly post 50s) How Do You Do It.  (They were so raw and so good in those early years. Sigh.)  

The launch is 3 July.  I’m tempted to ask people to wear 50s dress, but that could be frightening (picture skirts with lots of petticoats and headbands for the girls, BrillCream for the guys. I think not).  Mind you, if anyone wants to dance like this, they’re quite welcome.

*I remember hearing somewhere that Bill Haley married his 13 year old cousin at some point, but I can’t find a reference to it anywhere.  Maybe it was some other 50s rocker.  Anyone know? 

**  It wasn’t Bill Haley, it was Jerry Lee Lewis.