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Vintage Rock

Vintage Rock is UK magazine which covers the music, artists, lifestyle and culture of the golden era of rock 'n' roll from the early 1950s to mid 1960s.

The Beatles and Hamburg

Retrospective by David Burke, Vintage Rock, Winter 2012

THE BEATLES may have come from Liverpool, England – but they were made in Hamburg, Germany. That, at least, is the view of Allan Williams, ...

Rick Nelson: Ricky Nelson: Tragic Teen Idol And Rockabilly Tearaway

Profile by David Burke, Vintage Rock, Summer 2012

FOR SOMEONE who, in his pomp between 1957 and 1963, was almost as big as Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson appeared neither comfortable with or conscious ...

Jackie Wilson

Profile by David Burke, Vintage Rock, Winter 2013

LISTEN TO The Million Dollar Quartet Sessions, the seminal 1956 recording of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash jamming at Sun ...

Fats Domino

Retrospective by David Burke, Vintage Rock, Spring 2013

WHEN HURRICANE KATRINA devastated New Orleans in 2005, resulting in the deaths of some 1,833 people and causing property damage estimated at £1,300 billion, a ...

Bill Haley

Retrospective by David Burke, Vintage Rock, Summer 2013

BILL HALEY was an unlikely pioneer of the rock'n'roll revolution. Even in his pomp he looked like your dad. ...

Johnny Horton

Retrospective by David Burke, Vintage Rock, 2014

THE ANNALS OF rock 'n' roll are littered with tragic narratives of lives cut short in their prime, whether it be Eddie Cochran's death in ...

Sonny Burgess

Retrospective and Interview by David Burke, Vintage Rock, May 2014

"YOU FOLKS KEPT us alive, thank goodness. If it wasn't for you all over there, a lot of us wouldn't still be playing," says Sonny ...

The Stray Cats

Retrospective and Interview by David Burke, Vintage Rock, September 2014

IT WAS 1979. Year Zero had been and gone, though the confrontational, contrary spirit of punk was manifest in the new wave, while its emphasis ...

Charlie Gracie

Retrospective and Interview by David Burke, Vintage Rock, March 2015

"TO SURVIVE without a hit record for 63 years and make a good living – that's the success of Charlie Gracie," says the rock'n'roll pioneer ...

The Fireballs

Retrospective and Interview by David Burke, Vintage Rock, July 2015

THEY WERE acclaimed as pioneers of the surf sound alongside Dick Dale, Link Wray and the Ventures, but the Fireballs, who enjoyed a US chart ...

Elvis Presley's gospel music

Retrospective by David Burke, Vintage Rock, October 2015

LEGENDARY AMERICAN producer Bob Johnston once suggested of Bob Dylan that he was "filled with the holy spirit". The same could have been said of ...

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