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    I met Rory when he decided to try working on private hire, the poor dispatcher used to dread him calling in for a job on the radio when it was busy. Anyone who knew him will know why.
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    My husband met him once. He accompanied someone on a business call at the family home. He met Rory and his mother.

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    Tragic about his death and his mothers - same day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Tragic about his death and his mothers - same day.
    There seems to be a bit more to the double tragedy than mere chance though. Must have been really sad for his sister, Mrs. Alvin Stardust.

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    Would this sister be Iris, whom I have seen referred to (possibly in The Beatles Anthology) as an early paramour of Macca?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Tom View Post
    Would this sister be Iris, whom I have seen referred to (possibly in The Beatles Anthology) as an early paramour of Macca?
    I read; of Macca at about 17 and George when she was 12 or so, forsooth.

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    Suffered a terrible stammer did Rory. People who saw him perform say he was brilliant.

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    Yes, I think it was Davidson Road because when I was on the first ever Beatles Magical History tour as part of Mr Pickwicks convention in Oct 77, the coach went down there, the guide pointing out his house.

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    Mart- you need to add some celebrity Swanites to your site. Rory, Ron Atkinson, Spike etc etc.....
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    I saw him at the Cavern many times. Always seemed nervous, dreadful haircut but very sweet. I remember reading that one of them found the other dead and took their own life. Will look it up later, busy, busy
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    It mentions this is what him mum may have done upon finding him. Check out those links in post No.1 Roni.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    It mentions this is what him mum may have done upon finding him. Check out those links in post No.1 Roni.
    OK, thank you . I just had nipped in for a second and did not read them. I remember crying when I heard he died, he seemed such a nervous little thing. Gentle.

    Yes, just read your link. That is what I remember. Such a shame. Strange seeing Ringo with the grey hair in the pic. He had all that grey at the sides from he was 20 or even before. He did not colour it until he joined the Beatles!
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    I knew Mr Good who gave Rory speech therapy lessons in the 50's. Mr Good's son, Billy, plays bass gtr. with the Undertakers, present day. I recall a TV programme about the Liverpool beat scene where Rory (and other bands) mimed to the records that were on "This is Merseybeat" LP. The video might be available, it was filmed at the Cavern by Granada TV and was called Beat City. There are other Merseyside forgotten musos in it, such as "Lord" Willy Woodbine".
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasevans View Post
    I knew Mr Good who gave Rory speech therapy lessons in the 50's. Mr Good's son, Billy, plays bass gtr. with the Undertakers, present day. I recall a TV programme about the Liverpool beat scene where Rory (and other bands) mimed to the records that were on "This is Merseybeat" LP. The video might be available, it was filmed at the Cavern by Granada TV and was called Beat City. There are other Merseyside forgotten musos in it, such as "Lord" Willy Woodbine".
    Reminds me, still smoking behind the bike sheds,
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    I was talking to Billy friday night gone Chas, at The Everyman...
    theres a photo of him with a lady you might know on my website below...
    on the new 'Everyman Theatre.. the last days' album..

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    'Hi Gerard,
    Tis indeed the lad himself, hope everyone enjoyed the Everyman goodbye, looks like it was a good night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasevans View Post
    'Hi Gerard,
    Tis indeed the lad himself, hope everyone enjoyed the Everyman goodbye, looks like it was a good night.
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    Hiya Chas...

    It was a great night in The Everyman on Friday, I never got in Saturday as it was chokka..
    I'd already got what I wanted though so didn't really care...

    It was good to see Billy in there, I normally take pics of him at other places with The Undertakers..
    I never recognised him at 1st without a guitar around his neck... ..


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    Quote Originally Posted by chasevans View Post
    I knew Mr Good who gave Rory speech therapy lessons in the 50's. Mr Good's son, Billy, plays bass gtr. with the Undertakers, present day. I recall a TV programme about the Liverpool beat scene where Rory (and other bands) mimed to the records that were on "This is Merseybeat" LP. The video might be available, it was filmed at the Cavern by Granada TV and was called Beat City. There are other Merseyside forgotten musos in it, such as "Lord" Willy Woodbine".
    Reminds me, still smoking behind the bike sheds,
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    That's a great film of the era for views of the city,as well as the bands! The Chants are great! (copied mine of the tele,years ago!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    That's a great film of the era for views of the city,as well as the bands! The Chants are great! (copied mine of the tele,years ago!!)
    I remember the Undertakers too. So odd to think we would go in for about 3/6d and see the Beatles, Undertakers, Rory Storm, Billy J. Gerry Marsden, the Big 3, Swingin' Blue Jeans etc. (not THESE all in one night but the same thing. There were so many groups. I consider myself very lucky.

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    The only Chants I remember was a vocals only group who came on one night and the Beatles came on with them and explained this was not about THEM!! John, Paul and George squashed themselves against the walls of the stage so we could not really see them, well we could but only from an odd angle and these kids sang. Their harmony was great. They were a black group. I wonder if it is the group you mean
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    They were the same Chants, record was " If They asked me I could write book". Eddie Amoo, Chris Amoo, Ofanchi and the Real Thing are all linked in some way with the Chants in my mixed up brain cells.Chris Amoo also went on to dog breeding and was a Crufts winner some time ago.
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    I taped that one too Steve - many moons ago. The Chants are on it singing that one Chas and even Cy Tucker - Mersey Beat it's called.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasevans View Post
    They were the same Chants, record was " If They asked me I could write book". Eddie Amoo, Chris Amoo, Ofanchi and the Real Thing are all linked in some way with the Chants in my mixed up brain cells.Chris Amoo also went on to dog breeding and was a Crufts winner some time ago.
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    See my own photo page on here Chas for more on The Chants...
    I dont want to hi-jack the thread so have put a few links that may be of interest to you..


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    Quote Originally Posted by chasevans View Post
    They were the same Chants, record was " If They asked me I could write book". Eddie Amoo, Chris Amoo, Ofanchi and the Real Thing are all linked in some way with the Chants in my mixed up brain cells.Chris Amoo also went on to dog breeding and was a Crufts winner some time ago.
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    Oh good. Shame they did not get swept along with the rest of the groups the Beatles recommended after they got famous. I know they liked them as they backed them that night. It was the only time I saw them.

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    I taped that one too Steve - many moons ago. The Chants are on it singing that one Chas and even Cy Tucker - Mersey Beat it's called.
    Is this on u-tube? I was in the front row for one filming and the director/camera guy asked me to move as I would not scream for the Big 3. I told them it was not our habit to scream for groups we did not like because there was a camera there and that was that!!!
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    [QUOTE=Ronijayne;351328]Oh good. Shame they did not get swept along with the rest of the groups the Beatles recommended after they got famous. I know they liked them as they backed them that night. It was the only time I saw them.[COLOR="Silver"]

    I always thought they came across like a New York doo-wop band from the 50's,which though I think it sounded great,was maybe thought a bit old-fashioned,at the time?

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    They were a little different from the rest at the Cavern, not rock for sure. I have to say. It was long ago so I need to Google them and see if I can hear them. I just remember great harmony but never saw them again, nor did I think of them until now!
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    Just came across this pic of Rory & the Hurricanes that a friend sent me a while ago.
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    I think the pic was taken somewhere in Chester, cant be certain.
    Also go to+-

    http://www.liverpoolpictorial.co.uk/blog/liverpool-1964-full-version/


    for another documentary (German narration) of Liverpool in 1964, groups like the Escorts, the Masterminds, Cavern and Blue Angel clubs, Bob Wooler, Jim Gretty and Frank Hessy.
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    I pulled Rory up on u-tube last night, he did not sound great but it flooded memories back . Looking at video of the Cavern ans knowing I was there, wondering which of those heads was mine..................cool
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