The Pink Fairies Quotes
When I was a little kid, Tommy Steele happened, He killed me. I wanted a guitar, so for my ninth birthday my dad bought me a guitar. But it was an acoustic guitar and sort of went, "Blit Blit Blit". I wanted an electric, but he said, "Fuck that, You learn to play this and I'll get you an electric."
I've joined a band called the Saints. We were all Hank B. Marvin and the Shadows fanatics. We rehearsed above a pub and did weddings and all that business. But all the time this Chuck Berry stuff was creeping in and as I had the best guitar in the band, I sort of got to say what happened. So we got a singer and all hell broke loose. Everything changes and we're the King Bees doing "Route 66" every Friday night in some pub.
I was always playing R&B in some pub or another. Then Hendrix came along and I saw him on "Top of the Pops" doing "Hey Joe". I threw up, shit myself and didn't know what the fuck was going on. Seeing Jim Hendrix even put Chuck Berry out of my mind for a while. I immediately moved to Hampstead, forgot the mod business and started growing my hair and wearing beads and jeans that were frayed around the bottom...
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