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Back in the 80’s I wrote and produced an album of wrestling songs for wrestler Adrian Street….this has recently been re-released in The U.S. in it’s original state except it is now on clear vinyl with blood splatterings …also on CD AND cassette….I knew it would come back to haunt me one day……this album is available from Burger Records…

…I actually produced two albums for Adrian “Shake Wrestle and Roll” and “Naughty But It’s Nice”….I intend to release both albums in a double CD package in the future…….advance copies are available at the moment for his fans…details can be obtained by Emailing me      don@donwoods.co.uk             This item is NOT for the faint hearted …NOT for the politically correct brigade…NOT for the easily offended….it is raw pure classic Adrian !!!….24 original tracks on two CDs

…advance copies available now…..

 

Every week I do a podcast with my pal Vince Tracy who broadcasts from Benidorm in Spain….we chat and rant about the news in general …no-one is safe….double click on the links below if you want to have a listen…..

13th September…we discuss the hurricanes in America…Strictly Come Dancingsame sex dancing???…Piers Morgan’s view on the suggested pulling down of the statues of Churchill and Lord Nelson…and robots taking over from schoolteachers in the future….and a song I wrote for wrestler Adrian Street…all good stuff…

 

30th August….we discuss too many Lady Di documentaries….marches which supposedly unite us all….idiots on the road….the Beatles festival in Liverpool…plus a song I co-wrote with a friend of mine … which would be the answer to the world’s problems….

16th August 2017…..we discuss the lack of decent TV with its barrage of repeats….Jeremy Kyle takes a roasting…plus Jail for illegal streaming of films….train fares going up….disciplining unruly children and the rubbish weather forecasts…enjoy.

9th August 2017…..we discuss tipping in restaurants….electric cars….the awful programme on the inside story of a Spanish holiday complex…boring athletics…and the programme on Lady Di…if you want to have a listen click on start on the link below.

2nd August 2017….we discuss sexist advertisements for staff…the forthcoming  programme on the secret tapes of Lady Diana….and archive film of the incredible bravery of World War 1 soldiers…and other goodies….plus “The Ballad Of Una Stubbs”…..if you want to have a listen click on the start of the link below

  

….26th July 2017…. we discuss the obscene salaries paid to BBC presenters….unenforceable laws made by stupid bureaucrats …the art of slaughtering defenceless foxes by moron Vinnie Jones…and celebs who should not be connected to the music industry….if you want to have a listen click on the start of the link below…all good stuff.

 

Check Vince out on      www.vincetracy.com       lots of great entertainment.      

 

 

Below are some of the personalities I have had the pleasure to know and work with.

James Burton

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In 2008 it was my privilege to perform an hour of Ricky Nelson’s hits backed by the man who played on his records…the great James Burton….whom I have been a massive fan of since I was at school….James has backed many big names including Roy Orbison…Jerry Lee Lewis…Bobby Vee…Emmy Lou Harris…etc …etc…and was Elvis’s lead guitarist during the Vegas years…

Since then I have played another 7 concerts with him and enjoyed every second…to play with one of you heroes is good but when he ends up as your mate it is special…he is a great guy and a joy to work with…I can now add my name to all those who have had the opportunity to say “Play it James”

This was the 2008 concert….the other pictures are a selection of concerts over the following years……

YEP……..”Play It James”

Albert Lee

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Albert is one of the world’s leading guitarists and has backed many stars from The Everly Brothers…to Shakin’ Stevens and Jerry Lee lewis and numerous others…I met him during a show at Fort Perch Rock on Wirral and we talked about guitars (what else)…he was on Radio Merseyside that afternoon and Billy Butler played my song “The Ballad of Randolph Scott” (see YouTube)…which he enjoyed…so I gave him the CD with it on (can’t see Jerry Lee doing it)……what a nice guy and what a guitarist!!!

…I actually rehearsed with him AND James Burton….Johnny B.Goode with these two backing you doesn’t get much better…..rock on!!

Bobby Vee

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I opened the show for Bobby on two occasions….The Floral Pavilion in New Brighton and The North Wales Theatre in Llandudno…he was undoubtedly one of the nicest guys (if not THE nicest) I have ever met….an absolute delight and we hit it off straight away discussing his hits over a coffee and how he was rocketed to fame at the gig Buddy Holly never showed up to after his plane crash….it was a pleasure to have worked with him…..he will be sadly missed.

Chris Montez

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Chris was on the Bobby Vee shows in New Brighton and Llandudno which I opened on both occasions….he was a great guy and a good laugh (seemed to have a pint inches hand most of the time)…he reeled off his hits including his classic “The More I See You” and was very popular with the ladies in the audience….he is still going strong…a pleasure to have known and worked with.

Johnny Preston

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Johnny was known for his massive 60’s hit “Runnin’ Bear” and he was on the bill of the Bobby Vee shows in New Brighton and Llandudno which I opened on both occasions…he was a quiet gentle guy and we chatted about his long career…a pleasure to have worked with….sadly no longer with us.

The stepmum and stepsister of Paul….they were a part of Mingard Music,a publishing company I was signed to in the 70s….they moved to America where they still reside and run various companies…we are still in touch and I learned a lot from this dynamic duo which resulted in me forming my own publishing and record company in 1980…great friends and a pleasure to know…check out their website.

angie@mccartney.com

 

P.J.Proby

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With a reputation of being the loose cannon of Rock and Roll I found him to be a really nice chap….he was at one of the James Burton concerts I was part of and I had a chat with him in the green room….he told me he was a carpenter by trade and when he worked in one of the Liverpool clubs I saw him in during the 70’s he actually did a bit of work on the ceiling during the day to make his money up….he was a real good laugh…he told me I looked like Dick Van Dyke…which I have been told since I was 21 !!!….but I forgive him.

Joe Conroy

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Joe and I became friends through a shared admiration of pop star Bobby Vee….he has a radio station in the States called Doowop Radio…..www.doowopradio.com

Like myself he is a bid fan of droop music which he features on his radio programme where he goes under the name of DJ Brad…..we co-wrote a droop song together called “DooWop Days” which can be found on YouTube….this resulted in me writing an album of songs in that style…a labour (or labor as Joe would say) of love.

We mail each other regularly mainly concerning our golf games….great guy.

Sir John Mills

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It was my pleasure and privilege to meet one of our great actors….Radio Merseyside’s Monty Lister and myself interviewed him in Liverpool…we talked about his illustrious career and I mentioned the film “Ice Cold In Alex” and how I’ll always remember him drinking that pint of beer at the end….he took my arm and said “Lager….it was Lager not beer…and the take you saw was the 15th….by which time I was totally pissed”….he was the ultimate gentleman and a delight to have met….sadly no longer with us.

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