Born OTD in 1946, American singer and a founding member of the American Blues band The Cramps, Erick Lee Purkhiser, AKA Lux Interior. Lux Interior’s name came “from an old car commercial”, after he previously flirted with the names Vip Vop and Raven Beauty, while his wife’s name change was inspired by “a vision she received in a dream”. The couple called their musical style psychobilly, originally claiming it to have been inspired by a Johnny Cash song, “One Piece at a Time”, and later saying that they were just using the phrase as “carny terms to drum up business.”

Based upon work and materials compiled for the acclaimed and now much sought after 2007 Cramps biography. A Short History … More

Sister Suzie hails from Northumberland’s wild and rural northern border, but has been bringing her natural down-home charm, undiluted, to southern climes of England for the last few years. Her love of rockin’ music was kicked off when aunty Freda turned her on to Elvis at a young age. Suzie’s full-on attachment to the sounds from the other side of the tracks came from her meeting a certain Dale Robinson, a home town man who played her some sides by Rufus Thomas. This would lead to her enthusiastically seeking the records of Memphis Minnie, Big Mama Thornton, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Robert Johnson, Rufus Thomas, Leadbelly and Elmore James. Quickly her biggest idol became New Orleans Soul Queen, Irma Thomas. This may have had more than a little to do with Suzie packing her bags and travelling to the Crescent City – where she has returned more than once since – and blowing her life savings. One thing Suzie has little of is regrets!

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There’s not too much to say about this, the 5th volume of Keb Darge & Little Edith’s Legendary Wild Rockers that you won’t know already: it’s the final instalment of an acclaimed series that picks up where vol. 1-4 left off, with more raw, rootsy rockabilly & surf sounds, many rare as the proverbial hen’s teeth. An infamous part of Britain’s club culture since the heyday of the Northern scene in the 70s when he first gained a reputation for the rugged physicality and athleticism of his dancing, Keb made the transition to DJ with his legendary residency at Stafford’s Top of The World club at the beginning of the ‘80s, where he became known for breaking ‘newies’ at a time the scene was wallowing in nostalgia.

Keb Darge will spinning 60’s Rebellion with live guests Vince Ray’s Looser Machine at Hastings’ newest music venue ‘The Piper’, … More

Born OTD in 1932, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, Johnny Cash. In 1965, Cash and June Carter appeared on Pete Seeger’s TV show, Rainbow Quest, on which Cash explained his start as an activist for Native Americans. Johnny Cash used his stardom and economic status to bring awareness to the issues surrounding the Native American people. Cash sang songs about indigenous humanity in an effort to confront the U.S. government.

The graphic biography of the most famous country singer of all time – the Man in Black. Renowned graphic novelist … More

Born OTD in 1953, Kristy Marlana Wallace AKA Poison Ivy, guitarist, songwriter, arranger, producer, and occasional vocalist who co-founded the American psychobilly band The Cramps. Based upon work and materials compiled for the acclaimed and now much sought after 2007 Cramps biography. A Short History of Rock’n’Roll Psychosis, Journey To The Centre Of The Cramps goes far beyond being a revised and updated edition.

Completely overhauled, rewritten and vastly expanded, it now represents the definitive work on the group. In addition to unseen interview … More

Based upon work & materials compiled for the acclaimed & now much sought after 2007 Cramps biography. A Short History of Rock’n’Roll Psychosis, Journey To The Centre Of The Cramps goes far beyond being a revised & updated edition: Completely overhauled, rewritten & vastly expanded, it now represents the definitive work on the group.

In addition to unseen interview material from Ivy, Lux and other former band members, Journey To The Centre Of The … More