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‘Teddy Boys’ at RNR Book Club + Max Décharné + Daniel Jeanrenaud The Camden Cat + DJ Martin Heaphy of No HIt Records


Dublin Castle

94 Parkway NW1 7AN London

Gig Description

Rock N Roll Book Club goes back to the source this afternoon, so far as that name is concerned, because today is all about real Rock and Roll, and the very first British youth culture phenomenon that defined it, the Teddy Boys.  Enter author Max Décharné, in conversation with Tony Gleed from 2pm about his highly acclaimed new book, entitled “Teddy Boys: Post War Britain And The First Youth Revolution“… Book of the week in the Sunday Times recently, and recipient of a two page rave review by Jon Savage in the New Statesman.  You will know Max as a onetime member of the band Gallon Drunk, and as frontman with The Flaming Stars since 1994. An authority on the 1950s and 1960s counterculture, he is the author of Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of British Slang, as well as A Rocket in My Pocket and Hardboiled Hollywood. Its a great pleasure to welcome Max back to the Dublin Castle today, for our Book Club assignment, Scene of many a spectacularly rocking Flaming Stars gig spanning – gulp – 3 decades. There will be questions from the floor, signings, selfies, and yes you can buy books. Get a few…soon be Christmas… In addition to a suitably ’50s flavoured DJ set interspersed throughout the event we are pleased to announce a live performance by Daniel Jeanrenaud AKA The Camden Cat – what a marvellous thing, to have Daniel J back in the DC. His stripped down Eddie Cochran meets Sun Elvis guitar, vox and drums set was a highlight of a recent groovy gig with Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons on our watch. Those references are weighty but Daniel’s oeuvre is all his own and super cool at that. A regular feature for Camdenites in a daze gone by, in a late night haunt long gone, but possibly now called Snickers in a parallel universe…this rockabilly Cat cum Kingsnake was the proponent of a delicious soundtrack to many a non existent kebab and disco biscuit and late beer meal back in the as they say day. Superb. Perfect Teddy Boys accompaniment. DJ Martin Heaphy of No Hit Records doesn’t have far to strut from the wonderful Sounds That Swing Records a couple of doors down from the DC. No doubt his vinyl selections will be absolutely on point for a rock in’ afternoon of joy steeped in Rock N Roll lore. Jump and Jive cats.

Source: Dublin Castle website

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